Madison Dapvech of IFL Reports on the slowing down of the Atlantic’s current:
The ocean current responsible for weather patterns in North America and Europe is slowing down, likely due to climate change, according to two studies published this week.
The Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (AMOC for short) is a system of ocean currents in the North Atlantic that act as a conveyor belt to move water and air, thus creating weather systems and redistributing heat on our planet. Warm, salty water flows north in the upper layers of the Atlantic ocean, while colder water flows south in the deeper reaches. It transports heat from the Southern Hemisphere and Tropics to the north.
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