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On the role of the ocean in projected atmospheric stability changes in the Atlantic polar low region

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The occurrence of destructive mesoscale 'polar low' cyclones in the subpolar North Atlantic is projected to decline under anthropogenic change, due to an increase in atmospheric static stability. This letter reports on the role of changes in ocean circulation in shaping the atmospheric stability. In particular, the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) is projected to weaken in response to anthropogenic forcing, leading to a local minimum in warming in this region. The reduced wa...

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10.1029/2012GL054016

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Physics
Sub department:
Atmos Ocean & Planet Physics
Role:
Author
Journal:
GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS
Volume:
39
Issue:
24
Pages:
n/a-n/a
Publication date:
2012-12-18
DOI:
EISSN:
1944-8007
ISSN:
0094-8276
Source identifiers:
410377
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:410377
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uuid:3c2a05d3-7c74-4b7c-a59b-1e23d176972a
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pubs:410377
Deposit date:
2013-11-16

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