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Climate Science: Sea ice stabilizer
Description: Based on the results of climate model simulations, researchers have found that as atmospheric temperatures increase with global warming, melting of sea ice allows more heat to be lost from the ocean, which in turn stabilizes the thermohaline circulation in the ocean. This mechanism between sea ice and the thermohaline circulation suggests that in a warmer world, ocean circulation may be more stable than previously thought. [Source: Nature Reports Climate Change]
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Source: Nature Reports Climate Change
Publish Date: 9/6/2007
Reading Level: Basic
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