Tuesday, December 06, 2005

"The Day After Tomorrow"?

The Economist has a slightly technical (which is better than overly simple) article on climate changes in England that could be caused by changes to the Gulf Stream—specifically, a portion of the Gulf Stream known as the Atlantic Conveyor Belt, in which warm surface water flows from the Gulf of Mexico northward towards Norther Europe. After releasing its heat there, it sinks, being denser. Deep below the ocean's surface, this cold, dense water then flows back to the warmer south, where it is re-heated to being the cyle again.

Interesting stuff.

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