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How Ocean Currents Affect Global Climate Is a Question Oceanographer May Be Close to Answering

August 27, 2012

 a rotating table to simulate the oceans' movement Florida State University oceanographer Kevin Speer has a "new paradigm" for describing how the world's oceans circulate--and with it he may help reshape science's understanding of the processes by which wind, water sunlight and other factors interact and influence the planet's climate. Speer and a colleague recently published a significant paper in the respected journal Nature Geoscience. Full Story

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