thermohaline circulation

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thermohaline circulation:

see oceanocean,
interconnected mass of saltwater covering 70.78% of the surface of the earth, often called the world ocean. It is subdivided into four (or five) major units that are separated from each other in most cases by the continental masses. See also oceanography.
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Williams, 2007: Meridional coherence of the North Atlantic meridional overturning circulation.
Boning, 2009: Interior pathways of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation.
org/content/3/1/e1601666) The study is titled "Overlooked possibility of a collapsed Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation in warming climate.
However, the ability to predict interannual variations of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation is very low.
Historical reconstruction of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation from the ECMWF operational ocean reanalysis.
and Coauthors, 2014: A new index for the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation at 26[degrees]N.
The variability of this transport is of importance since the Florida Current transport variability, an indicator of the strength of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (section 3h), approximately follows the variability of the Yucatan Current.
and Coauthors, 2013: Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation slowdown cooled the subtropical ocean.
Many scientists have long believed that the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (AMOC) weakened at the end of the Last Glacial Maximum (popularly known as the last ice age), but evidence of such a change was never uncovered.
The altered circulation pattern appears to be further modulated in high latitudes by residual snow cover and sea ice around the Canadian Archipelago and by a weakening of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation.
An analog can be found in the early days of global coupled climate models that used "flux correction" to account for egregious model systematic errors--for example, a very weak or nonexistent Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (AMOC) (Manabe and Stouffer 1988).
The Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (AMOC) is another important source of global- and regional-scale multidecadal climate variability.

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