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Unexpected fix for ocean models

Computational models persistently underestimate strong currents that redistribute ocean heat. This problem is solved in models in which ocean eddies are damped by coupling of the atmosphere with the sea. See Letter p.533

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Figure 1: Improved modelling of a strong ocean current.

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Kelly, K., Thompson, L. Unexpected fix for ocean models. Nature 535, 497–498 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1038/535497a

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