Super-slow circulation allowed world’s oceans to store huge amounts of carbon during last ice age

Posted by on June 27, 2016 1:48 pm
Categories: Science

The way the ocean transported heat, nutrients and carbon dioxide at the peak of the last ice age, about 20,000 years ago, is significantly different than what has previously been suggested, according to two new studies. The findings suggest that the colder ocean circulated at a very slow rate, which enabled it to store much more carbon for much longer than the modern ocean.

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