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Research brief: Southern ocean overturning circulation responds to SAM

January 15, 2021 9:49 am Published by Comments Off on Research brief: Southern ocean overturning circulation responds to SAM

CLEX researchers introduced a novel methodology to examine the Southern Ocean's response to changing winds. They performed numerical simulations with a global ocean‐sea ice model suite that spans a hierarchy of spatial resolutions and driven by realistic atmospheric forcing conditions.

Stefan Rahmstorf – Evidence for a weakening Atlantic Ocean overturning circulation

August 28, 2019 2:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Possible changes in Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (AMOC), sometimes referred to as the Gulf Stream System, provide a key source of uncertainty regarding future climate change. Maps of temperature trends over the twentieth century show a conspicuous region of cooling in the northern Atlantic, as well as excessive warming along the North American coast. Both combined are a ‘fingerprint’ characteristic of an AMOC slow down by about 15%, unique in the past millennium or more. A number of studies of... View Article