Ocean Currents

Impact of Accelerating Antarctic Circumpolar Current

Impact of Accelerating Antarctic Circumpolar Current

What disastrous consequences could this unleash on our world? Did you know that the water flowing around Antarctica isn't just cold but also incredibly powerful? Recent studies have shed light on the Antarctic Circumpolar Current (ACC), revealing its surprising role in our global climate system. This current, which circles Antarctica, moves more water than all the world's rivers combined, playing a crucial role in regulating Earth's temperature. Scientists have discovered that the ACC has been picking up speed over recent decades. This might sound trivial, but it's anything but. The ACC's increasing pace is tied closely to global warming and…
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Understanding AMOC Collapse: Impacts and Actions

Understanding AMOC Collapse: Impacts and Actions

The Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) is a critical component of Earth’s climate system, contributing to weather patterns, sea levels and the respective distributions of marine ecosystems around the world. This huge system of ocean currents is responsible for regulating the climate of our planet, as it brings warm water from the tropics up to the North Atlantic, which in turn impacts temperatures and weather patterns both locally in the western Europe region and globally. It’s really difficult to overstate the importance of the AMOC, it helps keep the climate of Western Europe on the relatively mild side and it…
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