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Title: "What Controls the Structure and Stability of the Ocean Meridional Overturning Circulation: Implications for Abrupt Climate Change?"

The central goal of this research project is to understand the properties of the ocean meridional overturning circulation (MOC) – a topic critical for understanding climate variability and stability on a variety of timescales (from decadal to centennial and longer). Specifically, we have explored various factors that control the MOC stability and decadal variability in the Atlantic and the ocean thermal structure in general, including the possibility abrupt climate change. We have also continued efforts on improving the performance of coupled ocean-atmosphere GCMs.
Authors:
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  1. Yale University
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1107722
Report Number(s):
DOE-YALE-64590-3
DOE Contract Number:
FG02-08ER64590
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Yale University, New Haven, CT
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE; USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES Climate