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Ocean Circulation

Thermohaline Circulations Demo

Data from ice cores suggest that sometimes the Earth has undergone rapid changes in climate in as little as a decade. One possible way that this type of rapid change may happen in the future is if we change the way deep ocean currents flow in the Atlantic Ocean.

Thermohaline Circulation and Rapid Climate Change: Greenland is Melting

In this investigation, we will analyze how the density of the ocean surrounding Greenland may change as a result of increasing amounts of meltwater coming off the Greenland Ice Sheet.