The rotation of the earth is of major importance for large baroclinic currents as eg. the Gulfstream. The aim of the project is to study the dynamics of large baroclinic currents and their driving and controlling mechanisms. Large baroclinic currents are of great importance for the biology and the production of fish in the world's seas and oceans. Also, such currents influence the global climate as became apparent in connection with the 1997 El Niño event in the Pacific.
|Period||01/10/98 → 30/09/99|