Inferring the zonal distribution of measured changes in the meridional overturning circulation

@inproceedings{Boer2006InferringTZ,
  title={Inferring the zonal distribution of measured changes in the meridional overturning circulation},
  author={Angela G. E. M. de Boer and Helen L. Johnson},
  year={2006}
}
Recently, hydrographic measurements have been used to argue that the meridional overturning circulation at 25 N has decreased by 30% over the last 50 years. Here we show that the most likely interpretation consistent with this approach (i.e., with the dynamic method together with a level-of-no-motion assumption and Ekman dynamics) is that any decrease in strength of the deep western boundary current must have been compensated, not by a basin-wide increase in upper layer southward flow, but by… CONTINUE READING