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NASA Finds Russian Runoff Freshening Canadian Arctic

A new NASA and University of Washington study allays concerns that melting Arctic sea ice could be increasing the amount of freshwater in the Arctic enough to have an impact on the global "ocean conveyor belt" that redistributes heat around our planet. Read the full press release here: http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/earth20120104.html


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Rachel Kreutzinger (USRA): Animator
Ryan Zuber (UMBC): Animator
Kayvon Sharghi (USRA): Producer
James Morison (University of Washington): Scientist
Ronald Kwok (NASA/JPL Caltech): Scientist
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Keywords:
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Ocean
GCMD >> Location >> Russia
GCMD >> Location >> Alaska
SVS >> Earth Science >> Circulation
SVS >> Circulation
SVS >> Arctic
NASA Science >> Earth

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 8.0.0.0.0