Articles | Volume 17, issue 3
Ocean Sci., 17, 729–754, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-17-729-2021
Ocean Sci., 17, 729–754, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-17-729-2021

Research article 28 May 2021

Research article | 28 May 2021

The Atlantic's freshwater budget under climate change in the Community Earth System Model with strongly eddying oceans

André Jüling et al.

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We investigate how the freshwater budget of the Atlantic changes under climate change, which has implications for the stability of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation. We compare the effect of ocean model resolution in a climate model and find many similarities between the simulations, enhancing trust in the current generation of climate models. However, ocean biases are reduced in the strongly eddying simulation, and significant local freshwater budget differences exist.