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Please bring textbook to class on Tuesday! Quiz II online starting Friday 13 th , due Tuesday 17 th . Review Lecture 10
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We left class thinking about what warming and freshening in the North Atlantic would do to the “conveyor belt”
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How do we study climate and ocean circulation in the past? What does this tell us about the future? Ice cores have shown us that the climate goes through cycles – warm and cold – that correspond to glacial and interglacial climates.
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Unformatted text preview: Lets look at recent abrupt climate change as an example . Three steps took place during the shift from the ice age to todays modern, warm climate: Remember: the sinking of water in the North Atlantic is dependent upon density! Now, back in the modern world: What happens to all of that water that travels in the deep ocean on the conveyor belt?...
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2010 for the course GEL 16 taught by Professor Hill,t during the Fall '08 term at UC Davis.

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