• Reality Check: NASA Study Finds Atlantic ‘Conveyor Belt’ Not Slowing

    • Date: 08/06/11

    PASADENA, Calif. – New NASA measurements of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation, part of the global ocean conveyor belt that helps regulate climate around the North Atlantic, show no significant slowing over the past 15 years. The data suggest the circulation may have even sped up slightly in the recent past.

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  • False Alarm: Alarm over dramatic weakening of Gulf Stream

    • Date: 08/06/11

    PASADENA, Calif. – New NASA measurements of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation, part of the global ocean conveyor belt that helps regulate climate around the North Atlantic, show no significant slowing over the past 15 years. The data suggest the circulation may have even sped up slightly in the recent past.

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  • False Alarm: Failing Ocean Current Raises Fears Of Mini Ice Age

    • Date: 08/06/11

    The ocean current that gives western Europe its relatively balmy climate is stuttering, raising fears that it might fail entirely and plunge the continent into a mini ice age. The dramatic finding comes from a study of ocean circulation in the North Atlantic, which found a 30% reduction in the warm currents that carry water […]

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