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Ocean sensitivity to freshwater

In response to future warming and freshening of the North Atlantic Ocean, climate models project a slowing of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (AMOC). Geological data and climate modelling for the past 11,700 years suggest the AMOC may be much less sensitive to large freshening of the ocean than often assumed.

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Bakker, P. Ocean sensitivity to freshwater. Nat. Clim. Chang. 12, 419–420 (2022).

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