New Insight to Arctic Ocean’s Fresh Pour-in Water
A new study has unveiled that the latest pour in of freshwater in the Arctic Ocean was from northern western Canada. Moreover, it was being instigated by the cold spell that occurred some 13,000 years ago.
One of the co-authors of the study, Alan Condron, from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, said that new computer programming has helped them to see some activities that prevailed in the past with regard to fresh water.
As per the new system, they have realized that ocean currents should be given the charge for transporting the fresh water. Condron was quoted as saying, "We see a more accurate picture of where the water went in the past".
The study has been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on November 5. It has also highlighted that the spill named the Younger Dryas that occurred some 1,200 years back had coincided with a warm period, which prevailed some 12,900 years ago.
Researchers are now of the belief that the flood realized in the Arctic Ocean had originated along the ice sheet's northwestern part. In order to know the truth, Condron worked with Peter Winsor from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and concluded the above.
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