Articles | Volume 17, issue 5
Ocean Sci., 17, 1321–1340, 2021
Ocean Sci., 17, 1321–1340, 2021

Research article 28 Sep 2021

Research article | 28 Sep 2021

A dynamically based method for estimating the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation at 26° N from satellite altimetry

Alejandra Sanchez-Franks et al.


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on os-2021-10', Anonymous Referee #1, 18 Mar 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on os-2021-10', Anonymous Referee #2, 07 Apr 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Alejandra Sanchez-Franks on behalf of the Authors (28 Jun 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (29 Jul 2021) by Trevor McDougall
Short summary
In the North Atlantic, ocean currents carry warm surface waters northward and return cooler deep waters southward. This type of ocean circulation, known as overturning, is important for the Earth’s climate. This overturning has been measured using a mooring array at 26° N in the North Atlantic since 2004. Here we use these mooring data and global satellite data to produce a new method for monitoring the overturning over longer timescales, which could potentially be applied to different latitudes.