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Towards a more saline North Atlantic and a fresher Arctic under global warming

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dc.contributor.author Bethke, Ingo eng
dc.contributor.author Furevik, Tore eng
dc.contributor.author Drange, Helge eng
dc.date.accessioned 2007-02-08T16:22:24Z
dc.date.available 2007-02-08T16:22:24Z
dc.date.issued 2006-11-14 eng
dc.identifier.citation Geophysical Research Letters 33(21): L21712
dc.identifier.issn 0094-8276 eng
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1956/2089
dc.description.abstract Most atmosphere-ocean general circulation models (GCMs) forced with increasing greenhouse gas concentrations predict enhanced atmospheric moisture transports to the high northern latitudes. Together with melting of Arctic sea ice and glaciers, this has led to the expectation of a gradual freshening of the northern North Atlantic, tending to reduce the strength of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC). Here a multi-member greenhouse gas GCM experiment is used to demonstrate that both the salinity in the North Atlantic and the inflow of Atlantic Water to the Nordic Seas may increase despite a strong freshening of the Arctic Ocean and a reduced AMOC.
dc.format.extent 816760 bytes eng
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf eng
dc.language.iso eng eng
dc.publisher American Geophysical Union eng
dc.title Towards a more saline North Atlantic and a fresher Arctic under global warming eng
dc.type Journal article eng
dc.subject.nsi VDP::Matematikk og Naturvitenskap: 400::Geofag: 450::Oseanografi: 452 nob
dc.rights.holder Copyright 2006 by the American Geophysical Union
dc.type.version publishedVersion eng
bora.peerreviewed Peer reviewed eng
bora.journalTitle Geophysical Research Letters eng
bibo.volume 33 eng
bibo.issue 21 eng
bibo.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2006GL027264 eng
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2006GL027264


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