skip to main content
OSTI.GOV title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: AMOC decadal variability in Earth system models: Mechanisms and climate impacts

Abstract

This is the final report for the project titled "AMOC decadal variability in Earth system models: Mechanisms and climate impacts". The central goal of this one-year research project was to understand the mechanisms of decadal and multi-decadal variability of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) within a hierarchy of climate models ranging from realistic ocean GCMs to Earth system models. The AMOC is a key element of ocean circulation responsible for oceanic transport of heat from low to high latitudes and controlling, to a large extent, climate variations in the North Atlantic. The questions of the AMOC stability, variability and predictability, directly relevant to the questions of climate predictability, were at the center of the research work.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Yale Univ., New Haven, CT (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Yale Univ., New Haven, CT (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER) (SC-23)
OSTI Identifier:
1378474
Report Number(s):
DOE-YALE-SC0016538
DOE Contract Number:  
SC0016538
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Related Information: Sévellec, F. and Fedorov, A.V., and W. Liu, 2017: Arctic sea ice decline weakens the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation. Nature Climate Change 7, 604-610.
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; ocean variability; climate variability; AMOC; Earth system models

Citation Formats

Fedorov, Alexey. AMOC decadal variability in Earth system models: Mechanisms and climate impacts. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1378474.
Fedorov, Alexey. AMOC decadal variability in Earth system models: Mechanisms and climate impacts. United States. doi:10.2172/1378474.
Fedorov, Alexey. Wed . "AMOC decadal variability in Earth system models: Mechanisms and climate impacts". United States. doi:10.2172/1378474. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1378474.
@article{osti_1378474,
title = {AMOC decadal variability in Earth system models: Mechanisms and climate impacts},
author = {Fedorov, Alexey},
abstractNote = {This is the final report for the project titled "AMOC decadal variability in Earth system models: Mechanisms and climate impacts". The central goal of this one-year research project was to understand the mechanisms of decadal and multi-decadal variability of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) within a hierarchy of climate models ranging from realistic ocean GCMs to Earth system models. The AMOC is a key element of ocean circulation responsible for oceanic transport of heat from low to high latitudes and controlling, to a large extent, climate variations in the North Atlantic. The questions of the AMOC stability, variability and predictability, directly relevant to the questions of climate predictability, were at the center of the research work.},
doi = {10.2172/1378474},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Sep 06 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Wed Sep 06 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
}

Technical Report:

Save / Share: