Oceanography: The Atlantic heat conveyor slows

  title={Oceanography: The Atlantic heat conveyor slows},
  author={Detlef Quadfasel},
  • D. Quadfasel
  • Published 1 December 2005
  • Environmental Science
  • Nature
Computer simulations predict that global warming will weaken the ocean circulation that transports heat from the tropics to higher latitudes in the North Atlantic. Such an effect has now been detected.Atlantic Ocean trendsThe circulation across the 25° N latitude line in the Atlantic Ocean between Africa and the Bahamas has become the benchmark for estimating the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation, an important component of global ocean transport that carries warm upper waters into far… 

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