Climate Change 2001:
Working Group II: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability
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Figure 19-6: Stability of North Atlantic thermohaline circulation (THC) computed with the CLIMBER model (Petoukhov et al., 2000). Degree of shading indicates probability of THC collapse. Light shading denotes low probability; dark shading denotes high probability. The higher the hydrological sensitivity (HHS = high hydrological sensitivity, LHS = low hydrological sensitivity), the faster the rate of temperature increase, or the greater the magnitude of temperature increase, the more likely that the North Atlantic THC becomes unstable.

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