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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Nevertheless, the same study reviewing these results claims "Patterns of freshwater accumulation observed in the Nordic Seas suggest a century timescale (italics mine) to reach freshening thresholds critical to that portion of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (see the article by Ruth Curry and Cecilie Mauritzen in the June 17, 2005, issue of Science).
The conveyor, technically known as the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (MOC), carries warm shallow water into northern latitudes and returns cold deep water southwards across the equator.
Two studies in the journal Nature concluded the system, dubbed the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC), is in decline -- validating a long-held scientific suspicion.
Swingedouw et al., "Decadal predictability of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation and climate in the IPSL-CM5A-LR model," Climate Dynamics, vol.
Influence of the meridional overturning circulation on tropical Atlantic climate and variability.
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.
Objective: The ocean meridional overturning circulation (moc) is responsible for poleward heat transport, And deep storage of heat and carbon.
Marshall, 2016: Observations, inferences, and mechanisms of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation: A review.
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.
Historical reconstruction of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation from the ECMWF operational ocean reanalysis.
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.