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Southern Ocean waters are warming faster than thought, threatening Antarctic ice – Washington Post

Deep waters in the Southern Ocean are warming faster than previously known, which may speed the melting of parts of the Antarctica.

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In addition, this vast ocean, part of which separates Australia and Antarctica and also circles the frozen continent, is where global ocean currents get started, as heat is exchanged between the ocean and atmosphere, salinity differences arise in various layers of the deep, storm-churned waters, and currents reaching the North Atlantic Ocean and beyond are powered.
In recent years, understanding how the Southern Ocean is changing as a result of increased greenhouse gas emissions has taken on greater…

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