Big Changes In The Deep North Atlantic May Erode Defense Against Global Warming
March 5, 2014

Via NJTV News with Mike Schneider:

By Ken Branson for Rutgers Today

An international team of scientists has discovered that the circulation pattern of deep water in the North Atlantic may be more fragile than previously thought due to a rapid addition of fresh water to the ocean’s surface waters. Their paper has been published in the online edition of the journal Science.

Scientists believe changes in this circulation — called thermohaline circulation — may dramatically accelerate global climate change. “The formation of deep water exerts a large influence on the temperature difference between the Arctic and the equator,” say...

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