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Remote influence of Interdecadal Pacific Oscillation on the South Atlantic meridional overturning circulation variability

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Autor(es):
Lopez, Hosmay ; Dong, Shenfu ; Lee, Sang-Ki ; Campos, Edmo
Número total de Autores: 4
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: Geophysical Research Letters; v. 43, n. 15, p. 8250-8258, AUG 16 2016.
Citações Web of Science: 7
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This study explores potential factors that may influence decadal variability of the South Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (SAMOC) by using observational data as well as surface-forced ocean model runs and a fully coupled climate model run. Here we show that SAMOC is strongly correlated with the leading mode of sea surface height (SSH) variability in the South Atlantic Ocean, which displays a meridional dipole between north and south of 20 degrees S. A significant portion (similar to 45%) of the South Atlantic SSH dipole variability is remotely modulated by the Interdecadal Pacific Oscillation (IPO). Further analysis shows that anomalous tropical Pacific convection associated with the IPO forces robust stationary Rossby wave patterns, modulating the wind stress curl over the South Atlantic Ocean. A positive (negative) phase IPO increases (decreases) the westerlies over the South Atlantic, which increases (decreases) the strength of the subtropical gyre in the South Atlantic and thus the SAMOC. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 11/50552-4 - Impacto do Atlântico Sul na célula de circulação meridional e no clima
Beneficiário:Edmo José Dias Campos
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Programa de Pesquisa sobre Mudanças Climáticas Globais - Temático