Articles | Volume 11, issue 6
Research article
11 Dec 2015
Research article |  | 11 Dec 2015

Monitoring Atlantic overturning circulation and transport variability with GRACE-type ocean bottom pressure observations – a sensitivity study

K. Bentel, F. W. Landerer, and C. Boening


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AR by Katrin Bentel on behalf of the Authors (23 Oct 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (26 Oct 2015) by Andreas Sterl
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (16 Nov 2015)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (18 Nov 2015) by Andreas Sterl
AR by Katrin Bentel on behalf of the Authors (20 Nov 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (23 Nov 2015) by Andreas Sterl
Short summary
The Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) is a key mechanism for large-scale northward heat transport and plays an important role for global climate. Previously, AMOC changes have been inferred from in situ ocean bottom pressure (OBP) observations at single latitudes. We extend the analysis to space-based observations (and the whole North Atlantic) and show on data from the ECCO2 model that AMOC anomalies can be inferred from OBP at a resolution resembling the GRACE gravity mission.