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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
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Physics, Atmos Ocean and Planet Physics
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Journal:
GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS
Volume:
39
Issue:
24
Pages:
n/a-n/a
Publication date:
2012-12-18
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EISSN:
1944-8007
ISSN:
0094-8276
URN:
uuid:3c2a05d3-7c74-4b7c-a59b-1e23d176972a
Source identifiers:
410377
Local pid:
pubs:410377
Language:
English

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