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How a "shadow zone" traps the world's oldest ocean water
Description: New research from an international team has revealed why the oldest water in the ocean in the North Pacific has remained trapped in a shadow zone around 2km below the sea surface for over 1000 years. The research suggests the time the ancient water spent below the surface is a consequence of the shape of the ocean floor and its impact on vertical circulation. [Source: Stockholm University]
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Source: Stockholm University
Publish Date: 11/13/2017
Reading Level: Basic
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