Journal article

Emulating Atlantic overturning strength for low emission scenarios: Consequences for sea-level rise along the North American east coast

CF Schleussner, K Frieler, M Meinshausen, J Yin, A Levermann

Earth System Dynamics | Published : 2010

Abstract

In order to provide probabilistic projections of the future evolution of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC), we calibrated a simple Stommel-type box model to emulate the output of fully coupled three-dimensional atmosphere-ocean general 5 circulation models (AOGCMs) of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP). Based on this calibration to idealised global warming scenarios with and without interactive atmosphere-ocean fluxes and freshwater perturbation simulations, we project the future evolution of the AMOC within the covered calibration range for the lower two Representative Concentration Pathways (RCPs) until 2100 obtained from MAGICC6. 10 For RCP3-PD with a gl..

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