Articles | Volume 16, issue 4
Research article
23 Jul 2020
Research article |  | 23 Jul 2020

Pending recovery in the strength of the meridional overturning circulation at 26° N

Ben I. Moat, David A. Smeed, Eleanor Frajka-Williams, Damien G. Desbruyères, Claudie Beaulieu, William E. Johns, Darren Rayner, Alejandra Sanchez-Franks, Molly O. Baringer, Denis Volkov, Laura C. Jackson, and Harry L. Bryden


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AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (19 May 2020)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (20 May 2020) by Erik van Sebille
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (02 Jun 2020)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (04 Jun 2020)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (04 Jun 2020) by Erik van Sebille
AR by Ben Moat on behalf of the Authors (13 Jun 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (23 Jun 2020) by Erik van Sebille
Short summary
The RAPID 26° N array has been measuring the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (AMOC) since 2004. Since 2009 the AMOC has, compared with previous years, been in a low state. In 2013–2015, in the northern North Atlantic, strong cooling was observed in the ocean and anticipated to intensify the strength of the AMOC some years later. Here, we analyse the latest results from 26° N and conclude that while the AMOC has increased since 2009, this increase is not statistically significant.