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Saturday, December 03, 2005

Slowing of the Gulf Stream/North Atlantic Conveyor, measured

For some time scientists have talked about a possible slowing/stopping of the ocean current which warms Western Europe. It now appears that it may actually be happening, and not just a little bit:
From the amount of water in the subtropical gyre and the flow southwards at depth, they calculate that the quantity of warm water flowing north had fallen by around 30%.