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Suppression of Atlantic meridional overturning circulation variability at increased CO2

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Multidecadal variability in the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (AMOC) is shown to differ significantly between the 4 × CO2 and preindustrial control simulations of the GFDL Earth System Model, version 2M (ESM2M) general circulation model (GCM). In the preindustrial simulation, this model has a peak in the power spectrum of both AMOC and northward heat transport at latitudes between 26° and 50°N. In the 4 × CO2 simulation, the only significant spectral peak is near 60°N. Understan...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1175/JCLI-D-15-0533.1

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Physics, Atmos Ocean and Planet Physics
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Publisher:
American Meteorological Society Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Climate Journal website
Volume:
29
Issue:
11
Pages:
4155-4164
Publication date:
2016-05-20
Acceptance date:
2016-02-26
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EISSN:
1520-0442
ISSN:
0894-8755
URN:
uuid:3c2a8adf-b114-4e4c-b475-1d12883ac68b
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618481
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pubs:618481
Paper number:
1
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