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Mixed up at the sea floor

Circulation of the ocean's densest waters modulates millennial-scale shifts in climate. Contrary to conventional wisdom, a study finds that the shape of the sea floor constrains where these waters rise towards the surface. See Article p.181

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Figure 1: A revised view of circulation in the ocean's densest waters.

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Stewart, A. Mixed up at the sea floor. Nature 551, 178–179 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/551178b

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