Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Researchers from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution have used coral as direct reference for climatic oscilations within the North Atlantic ocean. The results show that atmospheric global warming does not directly just warm up the ocean but that it rather de-stabilizes it causing much more intense oscilations in its natural tension between the Azores high and Icelandic low pressure nodes. This means that, as global warming increases, both storms and droughts are becoming and will become more extreme and insidious in the affected areas (Europe, Eastern North America, North Africa).
More at Science Daily.