Changes in Ocean ‘Conveyor Belt’ Foretold Abrupt Climate Changes by Four Centuries


Evidence has been growing to indicate that the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC), which is something more popularly referred to as the Gulf Stream, is slowing down. What we do also know is that this ocean circulation system plays an important role in the regulation of the climate in both Europe and also the Arctic, … Read more

How fast are the oceans warming?

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To answer this question all we need do is to stick a global thermometer into the ocean and measure what is going on. Easy right? Actually yes it really is like that. There exists a vast network of roughly 3,800 Argo floats scattered right around the planet. Each individual one goes through a continious 10 … Read more

Future #Climate change could cause ocean current collapse

Wei Liu and colleagues from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego and the University of Wisconsin-Madison have published a new paper that outlines something that most of the current climate models are not considering when projecting the potential impact of climate change. Ocean currents, or to be a tad more precise, the distinct possibility … Read more