Ten years of ocean monitoring uncovers secrets of changing UK winters

March 24, 2015 11:40 AM

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Ten years of ocean monitoring uncovers secrets of changing UK winters

A groundbreaking project to observe and analyse regular data about ocean circulation and how it impacts on Britain's climate has reached a ten-year milestone, giving valuable new insights into how ocean currents can affect global warming.

The Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) is a major system of currents in the North Atlantic, and monitoring changes in its movement is important for understanding climate variability and change, including the severity of Britain's winters.

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