The Arctic Ocean is about to get spicier

Climate change will shift how ocean’s waters stack up

research vessel in the Arctic Ocean

SPICE IT UP  As the Arctic Ocean warms, temperature will play a larger role in determining the density of seawater. This change will allow saltier, warmer water to sit at the same depth as fresher, cooler water and will have implications for Arctic sea ice.

M.-L. Timmermans

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