Upcoming Events

Ocean Gateways Past and Present: Significance for Ocean Circulation and Terrestrial Climates

5-7 May 2013, Jerusalem, Israel

Ocean gateways and their dynamical circulation are prominently involved in a range of climatically relevant ocean processes such as shifting salt, heat and buoyancy between ocean basins, thereby potentially impacting convective activity in the high-latitude oceans and the stability of the ocean circulation. The opening and closure of ocean gateways also played an important role in the geological past in defining the state of the polar cryosphere, the ocean’s physical circulation and chemical inventories, and the global climate at large.

The Ocean Gateways conference aims to bring together the ocean and terrestrial observations, climate modelling and palaeoclimate reconstructions communities to share their insights into the circulation regimes of ocean gateways, the role of wind systems in defining these regimes, the variability of the gateways circulation and their significance for ocean circulation on regional to global and modern to palaeo-time scales.

For more information and to register visit the Ocean Gateways Past and Present website.

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