Antarctic formation of cold saline deep water is accelerating

These two papers indicate that in the last decade or so, formation of highly saline cold deep water formation around the margin of Antarctica has increased and strengthened. In the long term more cold deep water supply from Antarctica will result in a cooling effect on global climate. Antarctica is the biggest global source of cold saline bottom water which drives the Thermo Haline Circulation.

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-020-71290-6

https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/sciadv.aav2516

One thought on “Antarctic formation of cold saline deep water is accelerating

  1. >> In the long term more cold deep water supply from Antarctica will result in a cooling effect on global climate.

    Cold enough to counter all the external warming influences on climate?

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