Measuring the atlantic meridional overturning circulation

Renellys C. Perez, Molly O. Baringer, Shenfu Dong, Silvia L. Garzoli, Marlos Goes, Gustavo J. Goni, Rick Lumpkin, Christopher S. Meinen, Ulises Rivero

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The Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (AMOC) plays a crucial role in redistributing heat and salt throughout the global oceans. Achieving a more complete understanding of the behavior of the AMOC system requires a comprehensive observational network that spans the entire Atlantic basin. This article describes several different types of observational systems that are used by scientists of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration and their partners at other national and international institutions to study the complex nature of the AMOC. The article also highlights several emerging technologies that will aid AMOC studies in the future.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)167-177
Number of pages11
JournalMarine Technology Society Journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2015


  • Atlantic Ocean
  • Meridional overturning circulation
  • Observational systems
  • Technological advances

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oceanography
  • Ocean Engineering


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