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Icy Calculations on a Hot Topic

September 10, 2007

Ken Golden University of Utah mathematicians have arrived at a new understanding of how salt-saturated ocean water flows through sea ice--a discovery that promises to improve forecasts of how global warming will affect polar icepacks. Full Story

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