Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC): A Decade of Progress

Session ID#: 92169

Session Description:
During the past decade, understanding of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) and implementation of an AMOC monitoring system, together with prediction capabilities, have been advanced jointly by the US AMOC Science Team, the UK RAPID Programme, and several other international partnerships. These efforts have focused on implementing, evaluating, and sustaining a pan-Atlantic observing system; assessing AMOC state, variability, and change, including use of paleo-climate records; and advancing our knowledge of AMOC variability mechanisms and predictability, as well as its impact on global climate, carbon cycle, and ecosystems. As the US AMOC Science Team sunsets in 2020, this Town Hall will i) highlight the advances and achievements in AMOC-related science made by these collaborative efforts and ii) summarize and seek input from the community regarding remaining research priorities and plans for transitioning US AMOC Science Team activities to other programs.
  • PC - Past, Present and Future Climate
Primary Contact:  Gokhan Danabasoglu, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States
Presenters:  Michael Patterson, U.S. CLIVAR Project Office, Washington, DC, United States, Meric A Srokosz, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, United Kingdom and Sabrina Speich, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique, Paris, France

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