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Upper ocean manifestations of a reducing meridional overturning circulation

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Most climate models predict a slowing down of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation during the 21st century. Using a 100year climate change integration of a high resolution coupled climate model, we show that a 5.3Sv reduction in the deep southward transport in the subtropical North Atlantic is balanced solely by a weakening of the northward surface western boundary current, and not by an increase in the southward transport integrated across the interior ocean away from the western ...

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10.1029/2012GL052702

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Earth Sciences
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Author
Journal:
GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS
Volume:
39
Issue:
16
Pages:
n/a-n/a
Publication date:
2012-08-30
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ISSN:
0094-8276
URN:
uuid:a08b2b2e-8c4f-46d4-839f-3329deeac602
Source identifiers:
350888
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pubs:350888
Language:
English

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