Dilution of the northern North Atlantic Ocean in recent decades.

@article{Curry2005DilutionOT,
  title={Dilution of the northern North Atlantic Ocean in recent decades.},
  author={Ruth G. Curry and Cecilie Mauritzen},
  journal={Science},
  year={2005},
  volume={308 5729},
  pages={
          1772-4
        }
}
Declining salinities signify that large amounts of fresh water have been added to the northern North Atlantic Ocean since the mid-1960s. We estimate that the Nordic Seas and Subpolar Basins were diluted by an extra 19,000 +/- 5000 cubic kilometers of freshwater input between 1965 and 1995. Fully half of that additional fresh water-about 10,000 cubic kilometers-infiltrated the system in the late 1960s at an approximate rate of 2000 cubic kilometers per year. Patterns of freshwater accumulation… CONTINUE READING

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