The Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation

The Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation

Topographic map of the Nordic Seas and subpolar basins with schematic circulation of surface currents (solid curves) and deep currents (dashed curves) that form a portion of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation. Colors of curves indicate approximate temperatures. Credit: R. Curry, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (reproduced with permission from Science).

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