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Abrupt climate change and thermohaline circulation: Mechanisms and predictability

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PNAS-97-2000-1347
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Marotzke, J. (2000). Abrupt climate change and thermohaline circulation: Mechanisms and predictability. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 97(4), 1347-1350. doi:10.1073/pnas.97.4.1347.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-0014-3AD2-2
Abstract
The ocean's thermohaline circulation has long been recognized as potentially unstable and has consequently been invoked as a potential cause of abrupt climate change on all timescales of decades and longer. However, fundamental aspects of thermohaline circulation changes remain poorly understood.