3.5 - The Thermohaline Circulation
- To understand that the Gulf Stream is part of a global system of water movement.
- To understand the process that drives the thermohaline circulation.
- To be able to describe the key parts of the project to monitor the Thermohaline Circulation (RAPID MOC).
- To know the potential consequence of a slowdown in the Thermohaline Circulation.
The most recent data from the NERC RAPID array that is measuring the overturning circulation across the tropical North Atlantic Ocean - a key indicator in the strength of the Thermohaline Circulation.
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