Increase in Agulhas leakage due to poleward shift of Southern Hemisphere westerlies.

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The transport of warm and salty Indian Ocean waters into the Atlantic Ocean-the Agulhas leakage-has a crucial role in the global oceanic circulation and thus the evolution of future climate. At present these waters provide the main source of heat and salt for the surface branch of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (MOC). There is evidence from… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/nature08519

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@article{Biastoch2009IncreaseIA, title={Increase in Agulhas leakage due to poleward shift of Southern Hemisphere westerlies.}, author={Arne Biastoch and ClausW. B{\"o}ning and Franziska U. Schwarzkopf and Johann R.E. Lutjeharms}, journal={Nature}, year={2009}, volume={462 7272}, pages={495-8} }