Interbasin and interhemispheric impacts of a collapsed Atlantic Overturning Circulation


Nature Climate Change, Published online: 06 June 2022; doi:10.1038/s41558-022-01380-y

Changes to the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) will have substantial regional impacts but more remote effects are unclear. Here, model analysis shows that AMOC collapse causes excess heat to accumulate in the tropical south Atlantic Ocean, resulting in atmospheric changes globally.