Ocean Current Changes.

Kanzow, Torsten, Visbeck, Martin and Krebs-Kanzow, Uta (2016) Ocean Current Changes. In: Climate Change: Observed Impacts on Planet Earth. , ed. by Letcher, T. M.. Elsevier, Amsterdam, pp. 253-269. 2. Edition ISBN 978-0-444-63524-2 DOI 10.1016/B978-0-444-63524-2.00017-8.

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In this chapter the role of the ocean on climate and climate change is discussed in terms of the properties of oceans and in terms of the tools available to oceanographers. The details of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) are described with special reference to motivation, driving mechanisms, heat transport and the ocean's uptake of carbon and the ventilation of the deep ocean. The past changes of the AMOC and the Atlantic climate are also discussed. The chapter ends with a discussion of three questions:

• Why should the AMOC change as a result of climate change?
• Can we detect changes in the AMOC?
• Is the AMOC already changing as a result of climate change?

Document Type: Book chapter
Keywords: Heat transport; Meridional overturning circulation; Ocean circulation
Research affiliation: Kiel University
OceanRep > The Future Ocean - Cluster of Excellence
OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB1 Ocean Circulation and Climate Dynamics > FB1-PO Physical Oceanography
Refereed: Yes
Open Access Journal?: No
DOI etc.: 10.1016/B978-0-444-63524-2.00017-8
Projects: Future Ocean
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2015 13:54
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2019 23:18
URI: http://oceanrep.geomar.de/id/eprint/30118

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