COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Changes to ocean currents unprecedented
Description: According to a peer-reviewed article there was a rapid decrease in circulation in the Atlantic Ocean between 1975 and 1995, the likes of which is unprecedented in at least a millennium. Differences in water density power the Atlantic overturning. Warm, lighter water flows north, pushing cold, heavier water down as it flows south in a regular circulation. If currents slow down enough, there could be widespread effects. [Source: Providence Journal]
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Source: Providence Journal
Publish Date: 5/2/2015
Reading Level: Basic
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