Atlantic operates a large system of ocean currents, circulating the waters between the north and the south.
Atlantic Meridional Overturning Current: ensures the oceans are continually mixed, and heat and energy are distributed around Earth.
What is Atlantic Meridional Overturning Current?
The Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (AMOC) is the zonally-integrated component of surface and deep currents in the Atlantic Ocean.
It is characterized by a northward flow of warm, salty water in the upper layers of the Atlantic, and a southward flow of colder, deep waters that are part of the thermohaline circulation.
These "limbs" are linked by regions of overturning in the Nordic and Labrador Seas and the Southern Ocean. The AMOC is an important component of the Earth's climate system, and is a result of both atmospheric and thermohaline drivers.