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How Do We Know: Salty Seas

How Do We Know: Salty Seas

Climate Central

Program Summary
Deep, salty ocean currents are especially good at transporting and distributing heat evenly around the globe, but melting fresh water glaciers are changing our seas' salinity which means big things for the global climate system. Dr. Tony Busalacchi is using new technology to monitor salt in the oceans, tracking what changing salinity levels mean for our climate.

Related Scientist
Dr. Busalacchi is an oceanographer at the University of Maryland and chairs the Joint Scientific Committee of the World Climate Research Program. He researches climate variability and prediction, tropical ocean modeling, ocean remote sensing, and data assimilation.

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