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

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Show simple item record Bethke, Ingo Furevik, Tore Drange, Helge 2007-02-08T16:22:24Z 2007-02-08T16:22:24Z 2006-11-14
dc.identifier.citation Geophysical Research Letters 33(21): L21712
dc.identifier.issn 0094-8276
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.
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dc.language.iso eng en
dc.publisher American Geophysical Union en
dc.rights Copyright 2006 by the American Geophysical Union.
dc.title Towards a more saline North Atlantic and a fresher Arctic under global warming en
dc.type Journal article en
dc.type Peer reviewed
dc.subject.nsi VDP::Matematikk og Naturvitenskap: 400::Geofag: 450::Oseanografi: 452 en
dc.type.version publishedVersion
bora.peerreviewed Peer reviewed
bora.journalTitle Geophysical Research Letters
bibo.volume 33
bibo.issue 21

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