Cristina Arumí Planas

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Since I was a little girl, I knew I wanted to dedicate all my life to the ocean. For this reason, I graduated in Marine Science, and then continued my career by enrolling a MSc in Oceanography. My aim was to become an expert about my passion: the physical properties of the ocean. My interests and knowledge for the physical oceanography have been increasing and I have decided to start a PhD at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. My PhD project aims to study the spatial and temporal variability of the Meridional Overturning Circulation in the South Atlantic (AMOC). Specifically, the returning limb of the AMOC, which first has to transfer heat in the thermocline waters from the southern latitudes to the subtropical gyre and later from this gyre to the tropical ocean. The thermocline exchange implies the incorporation of SAMOC waters to the subtropical gyre either through the cold (Malvinas Current) or warm (Agulhas Current) paths.

Recent publications

Arumí Planas, C., Hernández Guerra, A., Caínzos Díaz, V., Vélez Belchí, R. F., M azloff, M. R. Meching, S., Rosso, I., Shulze Chretien, L. M., Speer, K. G., Talley, L. D. Variability in the meridional overturning circulation at 32°S in the Pacific Ocean diagnosed by inverse box models. 2022

Vélez-Belchí, P., Caínzos, V., Romero, E., Casanova-Masjoan, M., Arumí-Planas, C., Santana-Toscano, D., González-Santana, A., Pérez-Hernández, M. D., Hernández-Guerra, A., 2021. The Canary Intermediate Poleward Undercurrent: Not Another Poleward Undercurrent in an Eastern Boundary Upwelling System. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 51 (9), 2973-2990.