9 oct. 2015

Atlantic "Cold Spot" Puzzles Scientist

Despite a year of record-breaking temperatures, there is one region of the globe, in the North Atlantic Ocean, just south of Greenland, where the temperature remains below average.

This phenomenon is being called the "Atlantic Blob", much like it's Pacific Blob counterpart, of which is conversely experiencing abnormally high temperatures, feeding the El Niño cycle that is currently underway there. The Atlantic blob is believed to be caused by the flow of cold water from melting glaciers in Greenland, the melt of which is being exacerbated by above-average temperatures being experienced there.

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