Atlantic’s Overturning Circulation slows to Levels not Seen in More than 1,000 Years

March 26, 2015 1:13 PM

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Atlantic’s Overturning Circulation slows to Levels not Seen in More than 1,000 Years

Atlantic Ocean currents are known for fueling Gulf streams, influencing sea levels, affecting warm cities in continental Europe and North America and also to get nutrients to maintain marine ecosystems and fisheries.

But a new research has found flow of cold water from the melting Greenland ice sheet is reducing the ocean circulation to levels that have not been witnessed in more than 1,000 years.

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