Atlantic Circulation Rate Slowest In Over A Millennium, Study Claims

March 26, 2015 9:36 AM

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Atlantic Ocean currents — which fuel Gulf streams, warm cities, and affect sea levels — have slowed to levels that have not been experienced in more than 1,000 years, according to a recently published study.

In the study, which was published in the journal Nature Climate Change on Monday, researchers used observations and studies of sea-surface temperature in order to produce a new index which charts the waning force of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (AMOC), which Discovery News reports...

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