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Scottish scientists discover when Antarctic current first began

Undated handout data issued by Heriot-Watt University showing circular erosional feature formed by the current and preserved sandsheet. On the right are two boreholes showing sediment recovered below the seabed, including the recent sandsheet. Scientists have discovered when the "juggernaut" current that keeps Antarctica cool first began and warned any changes to it may contribute to global warming. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday June 26, 2019. The Antarctic Circumpolar Current (ACC) moves 130-180 million cubic metres of water around the Southern Ocean every second, more than 100 times the flow of all the Earth's rivers combined. See PA story ENVIRONMENT Antarctica. Photo credit should read: Heriot-Watt University/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

By Lucinda Cameron, Press Association Scotland Scientists have discovered when the "juggernaut" current that keeps Antarctica cool first began and warned any changes to it may contribute to global warming. The Antarctic Circumpolar Current (ACC) moves 130-180 million cubic metres of water around the Southern Ocean every second, more than 100 times the flow of...

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