Articles | Volume 21, issue 8
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 5821–5846, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-5821-2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 5821–5846, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-5821-2021

Research article 19 Apr 2021

Research article | 19 Apr 2021

Anthropogenic aerosol forcing of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation and the associated mechanisms in CMIP6 models

Taufiq Hassan et al.

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State-of-the-art climate models yield robust, externally forced changes in the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (AMOC), the bulk of which are due to anthropogenic aerosol perturbations to net surface shortwave radiation and sea surface temperature. AMOC-related feedbacks act to reinforce this aerosol-forced response, largely due to changes in sea surface salinity (and hence sea surface density), with temperature- and cloud-related feedbacks acting to mute the initial response.
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