Reduced Antarctic meridional overturning circulation reaches the North Atlantic Ocean

@inproceedings{Johnson2008ReducedAM,
  title={Reduced Antarctic meridional overturning circulation reaches the North Atlantic Ocean},
  author={Gregory C. Johnson and Sarah Michelle Goldstein Purkey and John Toole},
  year={2008}
}
[1] We analyze abyssal temperature data in the western North Atlantic Ocean from the 1980s–2000s, showing that reductions in Antarctic Bottom Water (AABW) signatures have reached even that basin. Trans-basin oceanographic sections occupied along 52°W from 1983–2003 and 66°W from 1985–2003 quantify abyssal warming resulting from deepening of the strong thermal boundary between AABW and North Atlantic Deep Water (NADW), hence a local AABW volume reduction. Repeat section data taken from 1981–2004… CONTINUE READING

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