Dense Water Formation and Overturning in the Red Sea: A Proposal to Collect Anthropogenic Tracer Observations

Lead PI: Dr. William Massie Smethie

Unit Affiliation: Geochemistry, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO)

September 2011 - October 2012
Inactive
Asia ; Middle East
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: WHOI will collect samples of CFCs and SF6 from the Red Sea and send them to LDEO to be measured, merged with WHOI data, and plotted to check for questionable data.

SPONSOR:

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

ORIGINATING SPONSOR:

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

FUNDED AMOUNT:

$50,572

EXTERNAL COLLABORATORS:

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

KEYWORDS

tracers chlorofluorocarbons ocean and climate physics measurements ocean overturning red sea sulfur hexafluoride