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Observing and modeling changes in the Atlantic MOC

Cunningham, Stuart A.; Marsh, Robert. 2010 Observing and modeling changes in the Atlantic MOC. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews Climate Change, 1 (2). 180-191. 10.1002/wcc.22

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Abstract/Summary

The Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (MOC) is defined, and our present understanding of MOC driving mechanisms is summarized. Evidence for the changing MOC is reviewed, covering recent developments in observing and modeling the MOC, and the climatic consequences of MOC variability. On a timescale of the next 5-10 years, further developments in MOC monitoring, modeling and prediction are both anticipated and recommended. In the context of what is presently known about the MOC, the evidence for a recent slowing trend is considered.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1002/wcc.22
ISSN: 17577780
Date made live: 09 Jun 2011 10:28 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/290097

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