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Climate Change: The Past of the Atlantic Heat Pump
Description: Heat transport in the Atlantic Ocean during the last Ice Age was not weaker, as long assumed, but in fact stronger than it is today. This discovery was made by an international research team. The scientists used ultra-precise measurements of natural radionuclides in ocean sediments to study the ocean's strength of circulation and uncovered new information about the past of the "Atlantic heat pump". The results of their research are significant for correctly predicting climate models. [Source: Heidelberg University]
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Source: Heidelberg University
Publish Date: 10/15/2012
Reading Level: Basic
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