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A current take on past overturning

Deep overturning circulation in the North Atlantic strongly influences the global climate system. Combined proxy record compilations and modelling refine our understanding of the behaviour of this circulation over the last 20,000 years.

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Fig. 1: Modelled surface circulation and temperature in the northwestern Atlantic.

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio The Blue Marble Next Generation data is courtesy of Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC) and NASA’s Earth Observatory

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Kilbourne, K.H. A current take on past overturning. Nat. Geosci. 16, 286–287 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41561-023-01158-7

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