The water in the North Atlantic record warmed


* 01/28/11 * The water temperature in the North Atlantic, which is associated with the state of the Arctic Ocean, in the early 21st century has reached a record high values for the last two thousand years.

As RIA Novosti reports, citing an article published in the journal Science, the water from the North Atlantic Ocean has a decisive impact on the entire Arctic basin, in particular, the area of drifting ice. Prior to this, scientists have data on water temperature in the strait in just the last 150 years.

A team of researchers led by Robert Shpilhagena from the Institute of Marine Research has traced the Leibniz temperature variations in the North Atlantic over the past two thousand years, exploring the remains of plankton found on an island in the Svalbard archipelago.

The number of these mollusks to conclusions about temperature variations. The analysis of the ratio of thermophilic and cold resistance varieties showed that during the 1850 years from the beginning of a new era, the temperature of the warm current from the Atlantic to the Arctic in summer was about 3.5 degrees Celsius. And in the summer, the water is heated up to six degrees Celsius.

On the eve of TV channel "Vesti" reported drilling in Antarctic glacier, which promises to be an historic, suspended literally on the doorstep of the event. Penetration to the subglacial Lake Vostok, half a million years old who had no contact with the outside world, has been postponed and all because of the ice on the border with the water surface of the lake at a depth of 3.7 kilometers was surprisingly warm.


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