Bidecadal Change of the Global Ocean Vertical Heat Transport and Its Implications for the Recent Surface Warming Slowdown

Xinfeng Liang1, Christopher G Piecuch2, Rui M Ponte2, Gaël Forget3, Carl I Wunsch4 and Patrick Heimbach5,6, (1)University of South Florida Tampa, College of Marine Science, Tampa, FL, United States, (2)Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Lexington, MA, United States, (3)Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, United States, (4)Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, United States, (5)University of Texas, Austin, Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences, Austin, TX, United States, (6)University of Texas, Austin, Institute for Geophysics, Austin, TX, United States