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Climate Impacts of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation

Project description

A closer look at AMOC’s impact for Europe

Climate change – the number one issue facing humanity – is influenced by our oceans. The Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (AMOC), which is the zonally integrated component of surface and deep currents in the Atlantic Ocean, exerts significant influences. The EU-funded CliMOC project will study the role and implications of the AMOC on climate changes and impacts for Europe. Specifically, the project will propose a hierarchy of climate model simulations to separate the role of AMOC from other processes. It will also implement a slab-ocean model component in the EC-Earth global climate model. This will allow the project to run a slab-ocean EC-Earth simulation using the ocean heat fluxes from a fully coupled EC-Earth simulation.

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Coordinator

POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Net EU contribution
€ 183 473,28
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00