The Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation is crucial for maintaining the mild climate in northwestern Europe relative to similar maritime climates. Evidence suggests that this circulation has varied widely in the past with associated climate impacts. Here we analyse direct observations of the AMOC made by the RAPID programme since 2004 to look at sub-annual to decadal variability and impacts. We look at longer term variability associated with the Atlantic Multidecadal Variability through a range of complementary climate datasets and reconstructions to ask: is the Atlantic entering a new cold phase?
Wednesday 25 January 2017 - 15:00 to 16:00
NOC Southampton - Henry Charnock Lecture Theatre (Waterfront Campus).