Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation and Climate


Rong Zhang

14:50:00 - 15:40:00

101 , Mathematics Research Center Building (ori. New Math. Bldg.)

This chapter reviews the global and regional scale climate impacts of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) on paleo and modern climate. It also discusses the tropical and extra-tropical AMOC fingerprints and the origin of the multidecadal North Atlantic sea surface temperature (NASST) variations, meridional coherence and propagation of AMOC variations, the anthropogenically forced AMOC changes in the 21st century, and the impacts of the Nordic Sea overflow on the AMOC and large scale North Atlantic ocean circulation.

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