A 50,000-year history of current flow yields new climate clues

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They refer here to the same AMOC that was recently claimed by Mann et al to be of no significance, or even not to exist at all. But empirical evidence has its uses.
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From 50,000 to 15,000 years ago, during the last ice age, Earth’s climate wobbled between cooler and warmer periods punctuated by occasional, dramatic ice-melting events, says Phys.org.

Previous research has suggested that these oscillations were likely influenced by changes in the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC), a pattern of currents that carry warm, tropical water to the North Atlantic, where it cools, sinks, and flows back south. However, the precise role played by the AMOC in ancient climate fluctuations has been unclear.

Now Toucanne et al. have reconstructed the historical flow of a key current in the upper part (the northward flow) of the AMOC, the Glacial Eastern Boundary…

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One thought on “A 50,000-year history of current flow yields new climate clues

  1. I guess that Mann tried to deny AMO, Atlantic multidecadal oscillation, but not AMOC. Nevertheless, it cannot be denied that some oscillation with the period of AMO is discernible in sediments in Europe.

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