News tagged with westerly winds

Wind shifts may stir CO2 from Antarctic depths

Natural releases of carbon dioxide from the Southern Ocean due to shifting wind patterns could have amplified global warming at the end of the last ice age--and could be repeated as manmade warming proceeds, a new paper in ...

dateMar 12, 2009 in Earth Sciences
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Ocean upwelling and increasing winds

As the southern westerly winds drive the Antarctic circumpolar current around Antarctica, deep waters are forced up to the surface south of the polar front. Changes in the intensity with which this relatively warm, nutrient ...

dateSep 03, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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