Articles | Volume 12, issue 6
Ocean Sci., 12, 1205–1220, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-12-1205-2016
Ocean Sci., 12, 1205–1220, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-12-1205-2016

Research article 17 Nov 2016

Research article | 17 Nov 2016

A stable Faroe Bank Channel overflow 1995–2015

Bogi Hansen et al.

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The Faroe Bank Channel is one of the main passages for the flow of cold dense water from the Arctic into the depths of the world ocean where it feeds the deep branch of the AMOC. Based on in situ measurements, we show that the volume transport of this flow has been stable from 1995 to 2015. The water has warmed, but salinity increase has maintained its high density. Thus, this branch of the AMOC did not weaken during the last 2 decades, but increased its heat transport into the deep ocean.