Current Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation weakest in last millennium

  title={Current Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation weakest in last millennium},
  author={L. Caesar and G. D. McCarthy and David J. R. Thornalley and Niamh Cahill and Stefan Rahmstorf},
  journal={Nature Geoscience},
  pages={118 - 120}
The Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC)—one of Earth’s major ocean circulation systems—redistributes heat on our planet and has a major impact on climate. Here, we compare a variety of published proxy records to reconstruct the evolution of the AMOC since about ad 400. A fairly consistent picture of the AMOC emerges: after a long and relatively stable period, there was an initial weakening starting in the nineteenth century, followed by a second, more rapid, decline in the mid… Expand

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