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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Contact Info

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Physical Oceanography
266 Woods Hole Road
MS #21
Woods Hole, MA 02543

Amy Bower
Senior Scientist

Phone: (508) 289-2781
Fax: (508) 457-2181
Email: abower@whoi.edu
Website: www.whoi.edu/scientist/abower/

Fields of Interest

Physical Oceanography

Description of Scientific Projects

Amy Bower is an observational physical oceanographer who uses a variety of tools to investigate ocean circulation on scales from eddies to the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC). She is particularly interested in the formation and dynamics of eddies near boundaries and their role in maintaining the large-scale distributions of water properties. Her current research is focused on the pathways and strength of the AMOC. Acoustically tracked subsurface floats are being used to determine the significance of interior pathways (as well as deep boundary current pathways) in the deep limb of the AMOC. Amy is also studying the transport of North Atlantic Deep Water through the Charlie Gibbs Fracture Zone and the relationship between its variability and the pathway of the overlying North Atlantic Current.

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