Anthropogenic impact on Agulhas leakage

  title={Anthropogenic impact on Agulhas leakage},
  author={Arne Biastoch and Claus W. B{\"o}ning},
[1] Recent work suggests that changes of the Southern Hemisphere (SH) winds led to an increase in Agulhas leakage and a corresponding salinification of the Atlantic. Climate model projections for the 21 century predict a progressive southward migration and intensification of the SH westerlies. The potential effects on the ocean circulation of such an anthropogenic trend in wind stress are studied here with a high-resolution ocean model forced by a step-function change in SH wind stress that… CONTINUE READING

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