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Deep waters spiral upward around Antarctica
Description: Researchers have found that deep, relatively-warm water from the three ocean basins enters the Southern Ocean and spirals southeastwards and upwards around Antarctica before reaching the ocean's mixed layer, where it interacts with the atmosphere. The study also reveals that strong eddies, caused by topographical interactions at five locations within the current circling Antarctica, play a major role in this upwelling process. [Source: MIT News]
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Source: MIT News
Publish Date: 9/26/2017
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