The Coldest, Deepest Ocean Water Mysteriously Disappears

A recent article from Science on msnbc.com highlights research done by PCC graduate student Sarah Purkey (Oceangraphy) and participating affiliate professor Gregory Johnson (NOAA/PMEL), which finds that the amount of Antarctic Bottom Water has been decreasing steadily over the past few decades. Antarctic Bottom Water plays a critical role in regulating earth's climate through heat and carbon transport.

The full text of these findings is available online at the AMS's Journal of Climate, and a more thorough summary can be found in a NOAA press release.

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