The Future of the Thermohaline Circulation – a Perspective

  1. Dan Seidov,
  2. Bernd J. Haupt and
  3. Mark Maslin
  1. Thomas F. Stocker,
  2. Reto Knutti and
  3. Gian-Kasper Plattner

Published Online: 18 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/GM126p0277

The Oceans and Rapid Climate Change: Past, Present, and Future

The Oceans and Rapid Climate Change: Past, Present, and Future

How to Cite

Stocker, T. F., Knutti, R. and Plattner, G.-K. (2001) The Future of the Thermohaline Circulation – a Perspective, in The Oceans and Rapid Climate Change: Past, Present, and Future (eds D. Seidov, B. J. Haupt and M. Maslin), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/GM126p0277

Author Information

  1. Climate and Environmental Physics, Physics Institute, University of Bern

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2001

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875909851

Online ISBN: 9781118668603

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Keywords:

  • Paleoclimatology;
  • Climatic changes;
  • Ocean circulation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Thermohaline Circulation and their Representation in Models

  • The Paleo-Thermohaline Circulation and its Changes

  • Thresholds in the Oceanatmosphere System

  • Future Changes Could Lie Ahead

  • Stabilizing and Destabilizing Feedback Mechanisms

  • A Possible Runaway Greenhouse Effect?

  • Conclusions