Great Ocean Conveyor Belt: Part II

This podcast features the Great Ocean Conveyor Belt and potential impact of an increase in fresh water (from melting sea ice the Arctic) entering the North Atlantic. It includes interviews with two scientists and discusses the impact of changes in the Great Ocean Conveyor Belt on the climate in Northern Europe over the course of a century.

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This podcast can be used to correct the science in the movie The Day after Tomorrow or as a way to introduce the role of ocean currents on climate.

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