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Cold Water Ocean Circulation Doesn't Work as Expected

May 13, 2009

model of North Atlantic currents The familiar model of Atlantic Ocean currents that shows a discrete "conveyor belt" of deep, cold water flowing southward from the Labrador Sea is probably all wet. Full Story

Duke University

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