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13.11.2005
Unravel extensive changes in the North Atlantic Ocean
Observed record-high ocean temperatures and salinities are ascribed to changes in the circulation of the North Atlantic. They have important implications for the climate in northern Europe. On the one hand, the high salinity of the water masses will secure that the strength of the Gulf Stream system is maintained the upcoming decades. On the other hand, the high temperatures will enhance the impacts of global warming on the climate of the Northern Hemisphere

Last update: 11.01.2006
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