Figure 9.21: Simulated water-volume
transport change of the Atlantic “conveyor belt” (Atlantic overturning)
in a range of global warming scenarios computed by different climate research
centres. Shown is the annual mean relative to the mean of the years (1961 to 1990)
(Unit: SV, 106 m3s-1). The past forcings are
only due to greenhouse gases and aerosols. The future-forcing scenario is the
IS92a scenario. See Table 9.1 for more information
on the individual models used here.