South Atlantic Ventilation Experiment

Project Description
Two campaigns to measure transient tracers in the Atlantic Ocean (TTO/NAS and TTO/Equatorial) were funded by NSF during the period from 1980 to 1985. A complete data base for modelling this ocean basin would include a South Atlantic Study to: 1.Determine CO2 transports and their influence on world climate, 2.Constrain models of major ocean currents in this area, and 3.Confirm an observed 5-fold increase in the addition rate of new carbon to the thermocline. Eight components of such a study (SAVE) will be performed by investigators from LDGO, Princeton, University of Washington, WHOI, and SIO.

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