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Advances in Marine Biology has been delivering in-depth and up to date reports on all points of Marine Biology on account that 1963 -- over forty years of exceptional assurance! The sequence is recognized for either its excellence of stories and modifying. Now edited via D.W. Sims (Marine organic organization Laboratory, Plymouth, UK), with an across the world well known Editorial Board, the serial publishes in-depth and up-to-date content on a variety of issues in an effort to entice postgraduates and researchers in marine biology, fisheries technology, ecology, zoology, and organic oceanography. * Rated "Number 1" within the hugely aggressive type of Marine & Freshwater Biology by way of ISI within the 2000 ISI journals quotation record * continues an impression issue of 3.37, the top within the box * sequence good points over 35 years of assurance of the study

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Winds, heating/cooling/salinity-density) and it is technically not possible to separate the currents based on their respective forcing. Nevertheless, there is a strong tradition in oceanography to consider the 18 Philip C. Reid et al. upper-ocean circulation as wind driven and that which reaches the deep oceans as density-driven. Thus, we often speak of the world’s THC as the density-driven circulation that interconnects all the world’s basins and all the ocean depths (see IPCC AR4, 2007 for a definition of the THC).

Bakun (1990) reported an intensification of equatorward alongshore winds and an associated upward trend in upwelling from the 1940s to 1988 in all four of the eastern boundary regions. He attributed the changes to rising global temperatures and predicted an increase in upwelling intensity as global warming progresses. , 2005). A modelling study by Hsieh and Boer (1992), however, suggests that upwelling may respond in the opposite way to that suggested by Bakun in a warming world. Their model analysis showed that reduced latitudinal gradients would lead to weaker upwelling and less productivity.

1. 64  C over the last 50 years. , 2007). Thompson et al. (2008) have shown recently that this peak is an artefact due to sampling biases. Their results alter the variability, but not the long-term trend. Modelling studies predict that the trend in SST is likely to continue in the twenty-first century, with regional variability. , 2007). Warming has been more pronounced in the Southern Ocean over the last 50–70 years (Gille, 2002, 2008) and has changed locally around the Antarctic Peninsula where the very rapid atmospheric warming has been paralleled by an increase in surface ocean temperature of >1  C in summer months since the 1950s (Meredith and King, 2005).

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