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    Current Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation weakest in last millennium

    Caesar, L. and McCarthy, Gerard and Thornalley, D. J. R. and Cahill, Niamh and Rahmstorf, S. (2021) Current Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation weakest in last millennium. Nature Geoscience, 14 (3). pp. 118-120. ISSN 1752-0894

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    The Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC)—one of Earth’s major ocean circulation systems—redistributes heat on our planet and has a major impact on climate. Here, we compare a variety of published proxy records to reconstruct the evolution of the AMOC since about ad 400. A fairly consistent picture of the AMOC emerges: after a long and relatively stable period, there was an initial weakening starting in the nineteenth century, followed by a second, more rapid, decline in the mid-twentieth century, leading to the weakest state of the AMOC occurring in recent decades.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Atlantic Meridional; Overturning Circulation; millennium;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Mathematics and Statistics
    Item ID: 16957
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    Depositing User: Niamh Cahill
    Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2023 12:26
    Journal or Publication Title: Nature Geoscience
    Publisher: Nature Research
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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