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Newly Discovered Icelandic Current Could Change North Atlantic Climate Picture


August 21, 2011

image of Northern Denmark Strait An international team of researchers, including physical oceanographers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, has confirmed the presence of a deep-reaching ocean circulation system off Iceland that could significantly influence the ocean's response to climate change in previously unforeseen ways. Full Story

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