AMOC circulation
February 1, 2016

The Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC), a large-scale circulation pattern in the Atlantic, plays a central role in climate through its heat and freshwater transports. New research proposes monitoring a specific region that may enable scientists to better predict AMOC variability and future climate.

Warming in Norht Atlantic
January 4, 2016

In the Northwest Atlantic, the ensemble of global climate models has a warm bias in sea surface temperature due to a misrepresentation of the Gulf Stream position; thus, existing climate change projections could be underestimating the warming rate in the upper ocean by two to three times, according to new research by Saba et al.

Arctic Sea Ice
December 11, 2015

Climate model projections provide a compelling reason to believe that anthropogenic warming will lead to a pronounced reduction in Arctic sea ice extent over the course of this century and beyond, but there is no reason to expect this long-term sea ice retreat to occur steadily through time.

AMOC impacts on biogeochemistry
December 8, 2015

The underlying physical driver for the decadal variability in the Gulf Stream path and the regional biogeochemical cycling is linked to the low-frequency variability of the large-scale ocean circulation in the Atlantic, also known as Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (AMOC).

Ocean reanalysis
November 18, 2015

Contrary to the conventional expectation that the imposition of subsurface data constraints will draw the AMOC in reanalysis products into agreement, Karspeck et al. finds that the historical AMOC variability is less consistent among the reanalysis products than in corresponding simulations without subsurface data constraints.

Sea level rise rate for 2009-2010
March 23, 2015

The coastal sea levels along the Northeast Coast of North America show significant year-to-year fluctuations in a general upward trend. Analysis of long-term tide gauge records along the North American east coast identified an extreme sea-level rise event during 2009–2010. Within this relatively brief two-year period, coastal sea levels north of New York City jumped by up to 128 mm.

Two color graphs
November 3, 2014

Researchers investigated the response of Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) to the rise of atmospheric CO2 in the NCAR Climate System Model version 3, with the focus on the different responses under modern and glacial periods.

Six graphs/maps
October 1, 2014

Global warming seems to have slowed over the past 15 years while the deep ocean has been observed in absorbing the heat instead. New research has found that transport of heat to the deep layers in the Atlantic and Southern Oceans could be one of the likely scenarios to the slowdown in global warming.


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