Observing the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation yields a decade of inevitable surprises

@article{Srokosz2015ObservingTA,
  title={Observing the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation yields a decade of inevitable surprises},
  author={Meric Srokosz and Harry L. Bryden},
  journal={Science},
  year={2015},
  volume={348}
}
The importance of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) heat transport for climate is well acknowledged. Climate models predict that the AMOC will slow down under global warming, with substantial impacts, but measurements of ocean circulation have been inadequate to evaluate these predictions. Observations over the past decade have changed that situation, providing a detailed picture of variations in the AMOC. These observations reveal a surprising degree of AMOC variability in… CONTINUE READING
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