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The downward spiralling nature of the North Atlantic Subtropical Gyre
Berglund, S.; Döös, K.; Groeskamp, S.; McDougall, T.J. (2022). The downward spiralling nature of the North Atlantic Subtropical Gyre. Nature Comm. 13(1): 2000.

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In: Nature Communications. Nature Publishing Group: London. ISSN 2041-1723; e-ISSN 2041-1723, meer
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  • Berglund, S.
  • Döös, K.
  • Groeskamp, S., meer
  • McDougall, T.J.

    The Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) regulates the heat distribution and climate of Earth. Here we identify a new feature of the circulation within the North Atlantic Subtropical Gyre that is associated with the northward flowing component of the AMOC. We find that 70% of the water that flows northwards as part of the AMOC circulates the Gyre at least once before it can continue northwards. These circuits are needed to achieve an increase of density and depth through a combination of air-sea interaction and interior mixing processes, before water can escape the latitudes of the Gyre and join the northern upper branch of the AMOC. This points towards an important role of the Gyre circulation in determining the strength and variability of the AMOC and the northward heat transport. Understanding this newly identified role of the North Atlantic Subtropical Gyre is needed to properly represent future changes of the AMOC.

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