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Breaking NASA Arctic Ocean Currents Changed

by on January 23, 2012

NASA Finds Russian Runoff Freshening Canadian Arctic

The transpolar drift (purple arrows) is a dominant circulation feature in the Arctic Ocean that carries freshwater runoff (red arrows) from rivers in Russia across the North Pole and south towards Greenland. Under changing atmospheric conditions, emergent circulation patterns (blue arrows) drive freshwater runoff east towards Canada, resulting in freshening of Arctic water in the Canada Basin. Multimedia: NASA News Release: NASA

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