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Inferring the zonal distribution of measured changes in the meridional overturning circulation

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Recently, hydrographic measurements have been used to argue that the meridional overturning circulation at 25°N has decreased by 30% over the last 50 years. Here we show that the most likely interpretation consistent with this approach (i.e., with the dynamic method together with a level-of-no-motion assumption and Ekman dynamics) is that any decrease in strength of the deep western boundary current must have been compensated, not by a basin-wide increase in upper layer southward flow, but by...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Earth Sciences
Role:
Author
Journal:
OCEAN SCIENCE
Volume:
3
Issue:
1
Pages:
55-57
Publication date:
2007-01-01
EISSN:
1812-0792
ISSN:
1812-0784
URN:
uuid:a1c67d9c-f36d-4cd3-bd6d-febed708045f
Source identifiers:
168388
Local pid:
pubs:168388
Language:
English

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