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A Slowing Cog in the North Atlantic Ocean's Climate Machine

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Science  16 Apr 2004:
Vol. 304, Issue 5669, pp. 371-372
DOI: 10.1126/science.304.5669.371a

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In a 15 April online report in Science (, oceanographers report that the giant vortex of an ocean current, or gyre, tucked into the northwestern North Atlantic appears to have slowed, possibly due to global warming.