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The Atlantic heat conveyor slows

Computer simulations predict that global warming will weaken the ocean circulation that transports heat from the tropics to higher latitudes in the North Atlantic. Such an effect has now been detected.

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Figure 1: The North Atlantic heat conveyor.

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Quadfasel, D. The Atlantic heat conveyor slows. Nature 438, 565–566 (2005). https://doi.org/10.1038/438565a

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