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Bistability of the Atlantic overturning circulation in a global climate model and links to ocean freshwater transport

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The possibility of a rapid collapse in the strength of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (AMOC), with associated impacts on climate, has long been recognized. The suggested basis for this risk is the existence of two stable regimes of the AMOC (on and off), and such bistable behaviour has been identified in a range of simplified climate models. However, up to now, no state-of-the-art atmosphere-ocean coupled global climate model (AOGCM) has exhibited such behaviour, leading to t...

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10.1029/2011GL047208

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Physics
Sub department:
Atmos Ocean & Planet Physics
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GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS More from this journal
Volume:
38
Issue:
10
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n/a-n/a
Publication date:
2011-05-25
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0094-8276
Language:
English
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2013-11-16

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