a: deep ocean circulation ~
b: a tape recorder


"The California coast is less vulnerable, relative to some tropical locales, to ocean acidification because of the strong upwelling of deep ocean water offshore. The deep water is colder and more nutrient-rich than the surface water. In effect, the deep ocean circulation is like a tape recorder, and we are replaying the CO2 levels from 50 years ago, when those parcels of water were last at the surface."

Writer: badmomgoodmom
Date: Dec 25 2014 11:17 AM

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