Articles | Volume 14, issue 4
Ocean Sci., 14, 589–616, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-14-589-2018
Ocean Sci., 14, 589–616, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-14-589-2018

Research article 10 Jul 2018

Research article | 10 Jul 2018

Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation at 14.5° N in 1989 and 2013 and 24.5° N in 1992 and 2015: volume, heat, and freshwater transports

Yao Fu et al.

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AR by Yao Fu on behalf of the Authors (12 Apr 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (31 May 2018) by Markus Meier
AR by Yao Fu on behalf of the Authors (08 Jun 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (22 Jun 2018) by Markus Meier
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Short summary
Hydrographic analysis in the Atlantic along 14.5° N and 24.5° N shows that between the periods of 1989/92 and 2013/15, the Antarctic Intermediate Water became warmer and saltier at 14.5° N, and that the Antarctic Bottom Water became lighter at both latitudes. By applying a box inverse model, the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) was determined. Comparison among the inverse solution, GECCO2, RAPID, and MOVE shows that the AMOC has not significantly changed in the past 20 years.