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Unformatted text preview: reservoir divided by the rate of water going into, or out of, the reservoir. Lec 11 Deep water formation: Water that increases in density by getting colder and more saline may begin to sink. This sinking is aided by: radiational cooling evaporation (removes heat and increases salinity) ice formation interruptions of the thermohaline circulation: What would happen if deep-water formation stopped in the North Atlantic? Sudden cooling of western and northwestern Europe Much lower precipitation around northern North Atlantic basin Increased glacierization around northern North Atlantic basin...
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