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Climatic Variability of Mediterranean Paleo-circulation

Objective



PROPOSAL SUMMARY
CLIVAMP is a research programme whose objective is to
investigate the long term variations of the thermohaline circulation of the Mediterranean Sea for time scales ranging from interannual up to changes during ice ages. CLIVAMP will thus study the different states of the Mediterranean Sea during the past, its paleo.circulation and the processes affecting the ventilation and the overturning of the water masses.
The CLIVAMP strategy is based on an integrated approach involving theoretical studies, numerical modelling and interpretation of transient tracer and paleooceanographic observations.
The CLIVAMP proposal is divided into four major tasks:
1) Evidence and interpretation of past circulation and forcing ; 2) Modelling of externally forced circulation variations ;
3) Internal variations in thermohaline circulation and stability ; 4) Towards an assessment of paleo-oceanographic circulation scenarios. CLIVAMP will contribute to understanding the mechanisms of the Mediterranean thermohaline circulation and consequently those of the global conveyor belt. CLIVAMP will assess the possiblity of detecting climatic signature in the Mediterranean Sea.
CLIVAMP will benefit and enhance the observations taken during other EC supported programmes such as PALEOFLUX,EUROMARGE and MTP II.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE - PARIS VI
Address
Place Jussieu 4
75252 Paris
France

Participants (9)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Quai De La Darse, Observatoire Océanologique
06238 Villefranche Sur Mer
Cabinet d'Etudes Techniques Industrielles et d'Innovations Scientifiques SA
France
Address
30,Avenue Malacrida
13100 Aix-en-provence
Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique
France
Address
1,Avenue De La Terrasse
91198 Gif-sur-yvette
Ente per le Nuove Tecnologie, l'Energia e l'Ambiente (ENEA)
Italy
Address
Via Anguillarese 301
00060 Roma
NATIONAL AND KAPODISTRIAN UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
Greece
Address
33,Panepistimioupolis 33, Building Physics V, Univers
15784 Zographos, Athens
THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL
United Kingdom
Address
Bedford Street North
L69 3BX Liverpool
University of Edinburgh
United Kingdom
Address
Mayfield Road
EH9 3JZ Edinburgh
University of Southampton
United Kingdom
Address
European Way
SO14 3ZH Southampton
Universität Bremen
Germany
Address

28334 Bremen