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  •  It will likely drive an overturning event (2+ / 0-)
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    Very cold air & strong winds over the Labrador sea will cool the salty Atlantic surface water, increasing its density so it will sink. These events can enhance the Gulf Stream flow by lowering sea level in the Labrador & Greenland seas.

    look for my eSci diary series Thursday evening.

    by FishOutofWater on Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 05:17:43 PM PST

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