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A Model of Atlantic Heat Content and Sea Level Change in Response to Thermohaline Forcing

Abstract:

The response of ocean heat content in the Atlantic to variability in the meridional overturning circulation (MOC) at high latitudes is investigated using a reduced-gravity model and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) general circulationmodel (MITgcm). Consistent with theoretical predictions, the zonal-mean heat content anomalies are confined to lowlatitudeswhen the high-latitude MOC changes rapidly, but extends to mid- and high latitudes when the high-latitude MOC varies on decad...

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10.1175/JCLI-D-10-05007.1

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Physics
Sub department:
Atmos Ocean & Planet Physics
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Earth Sciences
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Physics
Sub department:
Atmos Ocean & Planet Physics
Role:
Author
Journal:
JOURNAL OF CLIMATE
Volume:
24
Issue:
21
Pages:
5619-5632
Publication date:
2011-11-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1520-0442
ISSN:
0894-8755
Source identifiers:
205620
Language:
English
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pubs:205620
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uuid:87ed5473-5ebf-4502-8f7d-230d4b0348c2
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pubs:205620
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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