Articles | Volume 17, issue 4
Research article
15 Jul 2021
Research article |  | 15 Jul 2021

Surface atmospheric forcing as the driver of long-term pathways and timescales of ocean ventilation

Alice Marzocchi, A. J. George Nurser, Louis Clément, and Elaine L. McDonagh


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on os-2021-4', Anonymous Referee #1, 06 Mar 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Alice Marzocchi, 15 Apr 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on os-2021-4', Anonymous Referee #2, 17 Mar 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Alice Marzocchi, 15 Apr 2021
  • EC1: 'Editor's Comment on os-2021-4', Trevor McDougall, 15 Apr 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Alice Marzocchi on behalf of the Authors (14 Jun 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (17 Jun 2021) by Trevor McDougall
Short summary
The ocean absorbs a large proportion of the excess heat and anthropogenic carbon in the climate system. This uptake is modulated by air–sea fluxes and by the processes that transport water from the surface into the ocean’s interior. We performed numerical simulations with interannually varying passive tracers and identified the key role of surface atmospheric forcing in setting the longer-term variability in the distribution of the tracers after they are transported below the ocean’s surface.