What is it about?

This paper presents detailed observations made around the Canary Islands, which is the eastern end point for calculations of Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC). The study is a combination of high-quality analyses of hydrography, ADCP and altimetry data, combining with a linear Rossby wave model.

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Why is it important?

This thorough study leaves no doubt that linear Rossby waves excited by wind stress curl at the eastern boundary is NOT the main driver for the AMOC seasonal variability. This work shows that previous conclusions (Kanzow et al. mainly) should be revised.

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This page is a summary of: On the seasonal variability of the Canary Current and the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation, Journal of Geophysical Research Oceans, June 2017, Wiley, DOI: 10.1002/2017jc012774.
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