30 July, 2010

Most scientists think that fluctuations in ocean circulation are linked to changes in climate. Now they’ve found evidence that links those fluctuations to the kind of temperature increases that can end an ice age.

A team of researchers, including British Antarctic Survey scientists, has investigated how changes in a key component of global ocean circulation are related to significant changes in temperature, which have taken place in the relatively recent geological past.

Ocean circulation is a key factor in deglaciation (Planet Earth)