Ocean warming and accelerating Southern Ocean zonal flow

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Nature Climate Change, Published online: 29 November 2021; doi:10.1038/s41558-021-01212-5

The remoteness and paucity of historic observations of the Southern Ocean limit understanding of the effects of climate change on circulation. Using observations, CMIP6 and eddy-resolving models, this Article shows that acceleration of its zonal flow emerged in recent decades as a result of uneven ocean warming.