Greenland Melt and the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation

Frajka-Williams, Eleanor ORCID:; Bamber, Jonathan; Våge, Kjetil. 2016 Greenland Melt and the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation. Oceanography, 29 (4). 22-33.

Before downloading, please read NORA policies.

Download (1MB) | Preview


More than a decade of observations of the meridional overturning circulation in the subtropical North Atlantic show it to be highly variable on time scales of days to years and with an overall trend toward slowing down. Over the same time period, melting from Greenland (and elsewhere in the Arctic, including from sea ice) has been increasing, resulting in greater freshwater input to the northern North Atlantic. In this article, we examine evidence for the impact, if any, of this influx of freshwater on the large-scale ocean circulation and for potential changes.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):
Date made live: 11 Jul 2018 13:33 +0 (UTC)

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Document Downloads

Downloads for past 30 days

Downloads per month over past year

More statistics for this item...