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Vagaries of Atlantic overturning

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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Figure 1: Decadal trend reversals in the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (AMOC).

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Haine, T. Vagaries of Atlantic overturning. Nature Geosci 9, 479–480 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1038/ngeo2748

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