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Changes in ocean vertical heat transport with global warming
Description: Heat transport between the surface and deep ocean strongly influences transient climate change. Mechanisms setting this transport are investigated using coupled climate models and by projecting ocean circulation into the temperature-depth diagram. The results suggest that in order to accurately predict transient ocean heat uptake, a climate model must accurately represent both the thermally direct and thermally indirect components of ocean circulation, their driving processes, and the parameterized processes which influence them. [Source: Geophysical Research Letters]
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Source: Geophysical Research Letters
Publish Date: 6/28/2015
Reading Level: Expert
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