MOCHA: Meridional Overturning Circulation (MOC) and Heatflux Array

"MOCHA is a collaborative project, partnered with the UK RAPID Program, to measure the meridional overturning circulation (MOC) and ocean heat transport in the North Atlantic Ocean ."

Years of Record

2004/04 to 2012/10
temporal metadataID:

Formats

Timestep

Sub-daily

Ocean or Land

Ocean Only

Suggested Data Citation

RAPID: "Data from the RAPID-WATCH MOC monitoring project are funded by the Natural Environment Research Council and are freely available from www.rapid.ac.uk/rapidmoc."

 

RAPID-MOCHA: "Data from the RAPID-MOCHA program are funded by the U.S. National
Science Foundation and U.K. Natural Environment Research Council and are
freely available at www.noc.soton.ac.uk/rapidmoc and www.rsmas.miami.edu/users/mocha."

Key Figures

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Captions

A schematic for the North Atlantic Overturning. Source: http://www.rsmas.miami.edu/users/mocha/mocha_files/thc_nadw.jpg
Cross section of transport (m2/s) for mooring WB2 westward. The left hand scale is depth(m). The data start in April 2004 and end in Oct 2012. Data collection is continuing.(Climate Data Guide; D. Shea)
Cross section of transport (m2/s) for mooring WB3 westward. The left hand scale is depth(m). The data start in April 2004 and end in Oct 2012. Data collection is continuing.(Climate Data Guide; D. Shea)

Cite this page

National Center for Atmospheric Research Staff (Eds). Last modified 31 Oct 2013. "The Climate Data Guide: MOCHA: Meridional Overturning Circulation (MOC) and Heatflux Array." Retrieved from https://climatedataguide.ucar.edu/climate-data/mocha-meridional-overturning-circulation-moc-and-heatflux-array.

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