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Warming hotspots induced by more eddies

Western boundary currents are narrow, fast-moving ocean flows that are experiencing rapid warming under climate change. Using satellite observations and high-resolution model simulations, two studies now find that this rapid warming is primarily induced by poleward-intensifying ocean eddies.

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Fig. 1: World population density distribution and WBCs.

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Yang, H. Warming hotspots induced by more eddies. Nat. Clim. Chang. 12, 889–890 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-022-01488-1

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