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You want to understand some background to the latest study finding that the #AMOC aka #GulfStream System is losing stability? Here some reading recommendations! (Thread)

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Here are my early thoughts on the @IPCC_CH #SROCC report.ipcc.ch/srocc/home/
The difference between RCP8.5 (high CO2, “business as usual”) and RCP2.6 (aggressive decarbonization) is striking. Under 2.6, we change for 30 years, then stabilize. Under 8.5, the changes keep coming and every year gets harder and harder.

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I hadn’t thought much about deoxygenation of the ocean until #NCA4. This is an area of research to watch. I suspect many observed temperature impacts on ocean life are actually related to oxygen. @OceanForecaster @JohnFBruno
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1/n Thread: Science Mag has a new study reporting measurements of the Atlantic overturning circulation #AMOC from the #OSNAP project. They find that this circulation happens mostly towards waters east of Greenland rather than the Labrador Sea in the west. washingtonpost.com/climate-enviro…
2/n I do not find that surprising. At least since the early 1990s the Greenland-Norwegian Seas were considered the most important site for Atlantic deep-water formation. Water there reaches the highest density, and flows over the sills near Iceland. (Graph Rahmstorf Nature 99)
3/n This “overflow” was measured by Bogi Hansen and others and amounted to about 6 Sv, and was also captured well in models (e.g. nature.com/articles/natur…)
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