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Giant icebergs boost Southern Ocean carbon storage, says study
Description: Icebergs the size of Singapore could be playing a bigger role in how much carbon the Southern Ocean absorbs than previously thought, a new study says. The findings suggest that if more icebergs break off from Antarctica's ice sheets in a warmer world, they could inadvertently boost ocean carbon storage. This could help to offset the accumulating CO2 in the atmosphere by a few percent, the researchers say. [Source: CarbonBrief]
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Source: CarbonBrief
Publish Date: 1/11/2016
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