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The North Pacific, a Global Backup Generator for Past Climate Change

July 9, 2010

pacific ocean Toward the end of the last ice age, a major reorganization took place in the current system of the North Pacific with far-reaching implications for climate. About that time, the North Pacific branch of the conveyor belt changed drastically. The reconstructed changes in the North Pacific current system may have buffered the global impacts of the collapsed circulation in the Atlantic and possibly prevented further cooling of the Northern Hemisphere. Full Story

University of Hawaii at Manoa

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