Another Way to Take the Ocean's Pulse

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Science  17 Jan 2003:
Vol. 299, Issue 5605, pp. 337
DOI: 10.1126/science.299.5605.337

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SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA-- A record 9300 earth, ocean, atmospheric, and planetary scientists gathered here last month for the union's fall meeting. Among the highlights: Climate change may be slowing the heart of the ocean's globe-girdling circulation system, says a new study, with possible unpleasant effects for some nations bordering the North Atlantic.