Observing and modeling changes in the Atlantic MOC
Version of Record online: 30 MAR 2010
Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change
Volume 1, Issue 2, pages 180–191, March/April 2010
How to Cite
Cunningham, S. A. and Marsh, R. (2010), Observing and modeling changes in the Atlantic MOC. WIREs Clim Change, 1: 180–191. doi: 10.1002/wcc.22
- Issue online: 8 APR 2010
- Version of Record online: 30 MAR 2010
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. Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
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