U.S. AMOC Science Team

In January 2007, the White House Joint Subcommittee on Ocean Science and Technology (SOST) identified the improved understanding of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) as a near-term priority.  In response, a panel of scientists developed a five-year implementation plan as the groundwork for an inter-agency program that will develop the initial components of an AMOC monitoring system and AMOC prediction capability. The supporting agencies (NASA, NOAA, NSF and DoE) created a U.S. AMOC Science Team.

This Science Team, comprised of principal investigators performing relevant research designated by the funding agencies, bears the responsibility of accomplishing the program objectives with guidance and oversight from the supporting agencies. The Science Team produces annual progress reports that facilitate the dissemination of recent research results, help the agencies and scientific community identify gaps in understanding and measurement of the AMOC, and aid the coordination of efforts across agencies.

 

U.S. AMOC Science Team Members
Gokhan Danabasoglu, chair National Center for Atmospheric Research
Molly Baringer NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory
Lisa Beal University of Miami
Amy Bower Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Grant Branstator National Center for Atmospheric Research
James Carton University of Maryland
Paola Cessi UCSD/Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Ping Chang Texas A&M University
Wei Cheng University of Washington
Alan Condron University of Massachuetts
Kerry Cook University of Texas
Ruth Curry Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Tom Delworth NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory
Shenfu Dong University of Miami/NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory
Kathleen Donohue University of Rhode Island
Alexey Fedorov Yale University
Sarah Gille UCSD/Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Gustavo Goni NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory
Sirpa Hakkinen NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
George Halliwell University of Miami/NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory
Patrick Heimbach Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Chris Hill Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Aixue Hu National Center for Atmospheric Research
Bill Johns University of Miami
Terry Joyce Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Igor Kamenkovich University of Miami
Kathryn Kelly University of Washington
Jong Kim Argonne National Lab
Yochanan Kushnir Columbia University/Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Young-Oh Kwon Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Felix Landerer Caltech/NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Craig Lee University of Washington
Tong Lee Caltech/NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Jonathan Lilly NorthWest Research Associates
W. Timothy Liu Caltech/NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Zhengyu Liu University of Wisconsin
Susan Lozier Duke University
Julian McCreary University of Hawaii
Michael McPhaden NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory
Chris Meinen NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory
Vikram Mehta Center for Research on the Changing Earth System
Peter Minnett University of Miami
Rym Msadek NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory
Robert Pickart Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Peter Rhines University of Washington
Irina Rypina Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Tony Rosati NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory
Thomas Rossby University of Rhode Island
R. Saravanan Texas A&M University
Uwe Send UCSD/Scripps Institution of Oceanography
C.K. Shum Ohio State University
Fiamma Straneo Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Luanne Thompson University of Washington
John Toole Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Anastasios Tsonis University of Wisconsin
Eli Tziperman Harvard University
Wilbert Weijer Los Alamos National Lab
Joshua Willis Caltech/NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Carl Wunsch Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Xiao-Hai Yan University of Delaware
Jiayan Yang Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Steve Yeager National Center for Atmospheric Research
Rong Zhang NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory