Meridional Overturning Circulation and Heatflux Array (MOCHA)

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Principal Investigators

Bill Johns, Molly Baringer, and Denis Volkov

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. These transports are primarily associated with the Thermohaline Circulation. Simply put, warm waters move poleward at the surface of the ocean, where they cool and sink, to return equatorward in the deep ocean.