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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Marshall, 2016: Observations, inferences, and mechanisms of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation: A review.
That fresh water flowed off of the continent into the Atlantic Ocean, where it formed a lid over the sinking end of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation -- a part of a global network of currents that brings warm water up from the tropics and today keeps Europe temperate despite its high latitudes.
That fresh water flowed off of the continent into the Atlantic Ocean, where it formed a lid over the sinking end of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation - a part of a global network of currents that brings warm water up from the tropics and today keeps Europe temperate despite its high latitudes.
2014), which itself has been linked to the ability of the initialized climate models to reproduce the ocean dynamics of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (AMOC) (Robson et al.
The current, called the North Icelandic Jet (NIJ), has contributed to a key component of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC), also known as the "great ocean conveyor belt", which is critically important for regulating Earth's climate.
2014), which is a proxy for deep water that contributes to the cold, return branch of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (AMOC), and a sea level index (McCarthy et al.
Boning, 2009: Interior pathways of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation. Nature, 459, 243-247, doi:10.1038/nature07979.
This is noteworthy, because as that cold water moves away from the shoreline, it can significantly impact ocean circulation, such as the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC).
Goni, 2009: The Atlantic meridional overturning circulation and its northward heat transport in the South Atlantic.
"The ocean is large and sluggish, thus the 200-year time lag is a pretty clear fingerprint of the ocean's involvement." He added that it is "very likely" that the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation is connected to these abrupt climate variations.

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