Global Climatic Impacts of a Collapse of the Atlantic Thermohaline Circulation

@article{Vellinga2002GlobalCI,
  title={Global Climatic Impacts of a Collapse of the Atlantic Thermohaline Circulation},
  author={Michael Vellinga and Richard A. Wood},
  journal={Climatic Change},
  year={2002},
  volume={54},
  pages={251-267}
}
Part of the uncertainty in predictions by climate models results fromlimited knowledge of the stability of the thermohaline circulation ofthe ocean. Here we provide estimates of the response of pre-industrial surface climatevariables should the thermohalinecirculation in the Atlantic Ocean collapse. For this we have usedHadCM3, an ocean-atmosphere general circulation model that is run without fluxadjustments. In this model a temporary collapse was forced by applying a strong initial freshening… 

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