The Speed of Ocean Currents Is Changing in a Major Way, Scientists Warn

The Speed of Ocean Currents Is Changing in a Major Way, Scientists Warn

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Written by: NAVID CONSTANTINOU ET AL., THE CONVERSATION 26 APRIL 2021 Scientists already know the oceans are rapidly warming and sea levels are rising. But that's not all. Now, thanks to satellite observations, we have three decades' worth of data on how the speeds of ocean surface currents are also changing over time. In research published on 23 April in the journal Nature Climate Change we detail our findings on how ocean currents have become more energetic over large parts of the ocean. What are ocean eddies? If you looked down at the ocean from a bird's eye view, you would see some mesmerizing circular...

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