Ocean science: Vagaries of Atlantic overturning

Journal name:
Nature Geoscience
Volume:
9,
Pages:
479–480
Year published:
DOI:
doi:10.1038/ngeo2748
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A weakening of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation has emerged from noise after years of painstaking measurements. Three independent lines of evidence suggest that an anthropogenic influence on this overturning is not yet detectable.

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  1. Thomas W. N. Haine is in the department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

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