Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC)

Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC)
•It is a large system of ocean currents that carry warm water from the tropics northwards into the North Atlantic.
•It aids in distributing heat and energy around the earth, as the warm water it carries releases heat into the atmosphere, and in absorbing and storing atmospheric carbon.
•Since the past 15 years, Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (AMOC) has been weakening — a development that could have dramatic consequences for [Europe and other parts of the Atlantic rim. Warming up of Indian Ocean is said to be a key driver behind this]


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