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Mixing it up: Study provides new insight into Southern Ocean behaviour
Description: A new study has found that turbulent mixing in the deep waters of the Southern Ocean, which has a profound effect on global ocean circulation and climate, varies with the strength of surface eddies -- the ocean equivalent of storms in the atmosphere -- and possibly also wind speeds. It is the first study to link eddies at the surface to deep mixing on timescales of months to decades. This new insight into how the Southern Ocean behaves will allow scientists to build computer models that can better predict how our climate is going to change in the future. [Source: e! Science News]
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Source: e! Science News
Publish Date: 7/20/2014
Reading Level: Basic
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