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August 18, 2015
Heat release from stagnant deep sea helped end last Ice Age
London, UK (SPX) Aug 14, 2015
The build-up and subsequent release of warm, stagnant water from the deep Arctic Ocean and Nordic Seas played a role in ending the last Ice Age within the Arctic region, according to new research led by a UCL scientist. The study, published in Science, examined how the circulation of the ocean north of Iceland - the combined Arctic Ocean and Nordic Seas, called the Arctic Mediterranean - changed since the end of the last Ice Age (~20,000-30,000 years ago). Today, the ocean is cooled by the a ... read more

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