Dataset to reproduce the figures and table in "An Outsized Role for the Labrador Sea in the Multidecadal Variability of the Atlantic Overturning Circulation" in Science Advances

Climate models are essential tools for investigating intrinsic North Atlantic variability related to variations in the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (AMOC), but recent observations have called into question the fidelity of models that emphasize the importance of Labrador Sea processes. A multi-century pre-industrial climate simulation that resolves ocean mesoscale eddies has a realistic representation of key observed subpolar Atlantic phenomena, including the dominance of density-space overturning in the eastern subpolar gyre, and thus provides uniquely credible context for interpreting short observational records. Despite weak mean surface diapycnal transformation in the Labrador Sea, multidecadal AMOC variability can be traced to anomalous production of dense Labrador Sea Water with local buoyancy forcing in the interior Labrador Sea playing a significant driving role.

The files included here are the post-processed model output fields and associated codes needed to reproduce the figures and table in Yeager et al., 2021, An Outsized Role for the Labrador Sea in the Multidecadal Variability of the Atlantic Overturning Circulation, doi:10.31223/X5ZP68.

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  • Stephen Yeager
    yeager@ucar.edu
    UCAR/NCAR - Climate and Global Dynamics Laboratory

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Bounding Box West Long -64.0
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Spatial Resolution 0.1 degreesLongitude
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Resource Support Name Stephen Yeager
Resource Support Email yeager@ucar.edu
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Author Yeager, Stephen
Castruccio, Frederic
Chang, Ping
Danabasoglu, Gokhan
Maroon, Elizabeth
Small, Justin
Wang, Hong
Wu, Lixin
Zhang, Shaoqing
Publisher UCAR/NCAR - GDEX
Publication Date 2021-06-21
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) https://doi.org/10.5065/awne-r872
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Metadata Date 2022-07-21T12:15:07-06:00
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.gdex::1a7e35b1-2581-46ea-a8ef-d40610cc1e62
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation Yeager, Stephen, Castruccio, Frederic, Chang, Ping, Danabasoglu, Gokhan, Maroon, Elizabeth, Small, Justin, Wang, Hong, Wu, Lixin, Zhang, Shaoqing. (2021). Dataset to reproduce the figures and table in "An Outsized Role for the Labrador Sea in the Multidecadal Variability of the Atlantic Overturning Circulation" in Science Advances. UCAR/NCAR - GDEX. https://doi.org/10.5065/awne-r872. Accessed 23 June 2024.

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