Medical News Funding crisis threatens crucial UK ocean monitoring project
18 May 2019
A funding crisis could prevent crucial ocean monitoringGetty
By Adam VaughanAre we weakening an ocean current that is crucial to the global climate? It’s a vital question we may soon struggle to answer due to a funding crisis.
For the past 15 years UK and US researchers have used a string of moorings, running from the Bahamas across the Atlantic to the African coast, to detect a weakening in the Atlantic conveyor belt.
A heavily dramatised version of the slowing of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (AMOC) played out in The Day After Tomorrow, in which the …
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