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dc.contributor.authorNummelin, Aleksi
dc.contributor.authorLi, Camille
dc.contributor.authorHezel, Paul
dc.PublishedNummelin A, Li C, Hezel P. Connecting ocean heat transport changes from the mid-latitudes to the Arctic Ocean. Geophysical Research Letters. 2017;44(4):1899-1908eng
dc.description.abstractUnder greenhouse warming, climate models simulate a weakening of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation and the associated ocean heat transport at midlatitudes but an increase in the ocean heat transport to the Arctic Ocean. These opposing trends lead to what could appear to be a discrepancy in the reported ocean contribution to Arctic amplification. This study clarifies how ocean heat transport affects Arctic climate under strong greenhouse warming using a set of the 21st century simulations performed within the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project. The results suggest that a future reduction in subpolar ocean heat loss enhances ocean heat transport to the Arctic Ocean, driving an increase in Arctic Ocean heat content and contributing to the intermodel spread in Arctic amplification. The results caution against extrapolating the forced oceanic signal from the midlatitudes to the Arctic.en_US
dc.publisherAmerican Geophysical Unionen_US
dc.rightsAttribution CC BY-NC-NDeng
dc.titleConnecting ocean heat transport changes from the mid-latitudes to the Arctic Oceanen_US
dc.typePeer reviewed
dc.typeJournal article
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2017 The Author(s)en_US
dc.source.journalGeophysical Research Letters
dc.relation.projectNorges forskningsråd: 255027

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