Why Does Global Warming Weaken the Gulf Stream but Intensify the Kuroshio?

  title={Why Does Global Warming Weaken the Gulf Stream but Intensify the Kuroshio?},
  author={Changlin Chen and Guihua Wang and Shang‐ping Xie and Wei Liu},
  journal={Journal of Climate},
The Kuroshio and Gulf Stream, the subtropical western boundary currents of the North Pacific and North Atlantic, play important roles in meridional heat transport and ocean–atmosphere interaction processes. Using a multimodel ensemble of future projections, we show that a warmer climate intensifies the upper-layer Kuroshio, in contrast to the previously documented slowdown of the Gulf Stream. Our ocean general circulation model experiments show that the sea surface warming, not the wind… 

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