Articles | Volume 17, issue 1
Ocean Sci., 17, 265–284, 2021
Ocean Sci., 17, 265–284, 2021

Research article 10 Feb 2021

Research article | 10 Feb 2021

Seasonal variability of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation at 11° S inferred from bottom pressure measurements

Josefine Herrford et al.


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AR by Josefine Herrford on behalf of the Authors (02 Nov 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (10 Nov 2020) by Erik van Sebille
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (20 Nov 2020)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (05 Dec 2020)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (07 Dec 2020) by Erik van Sebille
Short summary
The Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) is an important component of the climate system. Understanding its structure and variability is a key priority for many scientists. Here, we present the first estimate of AMOC variations for the tropical South Atlantic from the TRACOS array at 11° S. Over the observed period, the AMOC was dominated by seasonal variability. We investigate the respective mechanisms with an ocean model and find that different wind-forced waves play a big role.