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Arctic Ocean freshwater bulge detected


Posted on Tuesday, 24 January, 2012 | Comment icon 2 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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Scientists have detected a huge bulge of fresh water 8000 cubic km in size in the western Arctic Ocean.

The bulge is thought to be the result of strong winds whipping up a clockwise current in the region. "In the western Arctic, the Beaufort Gyre is driven by a permanent anti-cyclonic wind circulation," said Dr Katharine Giles. "It drives the water, forcing it to pile up in the centre of gyre, and this domes the sea surface."

"The data (1995-2010) indicates a significant swelling of water in the Beaufort Gyre, particularly since the early part of the 2000s."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by Calibeliever on 24 January, 2012, 13:30
Interesting stuff ... I don't think it would go well for Europe if there was a major shift in this balance.
Comment icon #2 Posted by theminstrels on 24 January, 2012, 19:20
It honestly wouldn't go well for anywhere for a salinity level change in one of the major oceans.


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