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Comment on "The Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation without a role for ocean circulation"
Zhang, R.; Sutton, R.; Danabasoglu, G.; Delworth, T.L.; Kim, W.M.; Robson, J.; Yeager, S.G. (2016). Comment on "The Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation without a role for ocean circulation". Science (Wash.) 352(6293): 1527. http://hdl.handle.net/10.1126/science.aaf1660
In: Science (Washington). American Association for the Advancement of Science: New York, N.Y. ISSN 0036-8075, more
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  • Zhang, R.
  • Sutton, R.
  • Danabasoglu, G.
  • Delworth, T.L.
  • Kim, W.M.
  • Robson, J.
  • Yeager, S.G.

Abstract
    Clement et al. (Reports, 16 October 2015, p. 320) claim that the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO) is a thermodynamic response of the ocean mixed layer to stochastic atmospheric forcing and that ocean circulation changes have no role in causing the AMO. These claims are not justified. We show that ocean dynamics play a central role in the AMO.

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