A climatic freshening of the deep Atlantic north of 50°N over the past 20 years

Citation:
Brewer, PG, Broecker WS, Jenkins WJ, Rhines PB, Rooth CG, Swift JH, Takahashi T, Williams RT.  1983.  A climatic freshening of the deep Atlantic north of 50°N over the past 20 years. Science. 222:1237-1239.

Abstract:

Observations made in summer 1981 show a significant and widespread decrease in salinity, averaging 0.02 per mil, in deep waters of the subpolar North Atlantic over the past two decades. This implies a relatively rapid response of deep water formation to climatic perturbation.

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DOI:

10.1126/science.222.4629.1237