Basin-Wide Oceanographic Array Bridges the South Atlantic

The meridional overturning circulation (MOC) is a global system of surface, intermediate, and deep ocean currents. The MOC connects the surface layer of the ocean and the atmosphere with the huge reservoir of the deep sea and is the primary mechanism for transporting heat, freshwater, and carbon between ocean basins. Climate models show that past changes in the strength of the MOC were linked to historical climate variations. Further research suggests that the MOC will continue to modulate climate change scenarios on time scales ranging from decades to centuries [Latif et al., 2006].


South Atlantic, Meridional Overturning Circulation, CPIES

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Ansorge Isabelle J., Baringer Molly, Campos Edmo J.D., Dong S., Fine R.A., Garzoli Silvia L., Goni Gustavo, Meinen Christopher S., Perez R.C., Piola Alberto R., Roberts M.J., Speich Sabrina, Sprintall J., Terre Terrillon Thierry, Van den Berg M.A. (2014). Basin-Wide Oceanographic Array Bridges the South Atlantic. Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union. 95 (6). 53-54.,

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