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The thermohaline circulation system of the North Atlantic Ocean is critically important to the climate system since it is involved with the transport of significant amount of heat to high latitudes of the northern hemisphere. In this exercise, students build a simple STELLA model of this system, which is surprisingly complex in its behavior. The students carry out a series of experiments designed to help them understand how the system responds to changes and how its state is sensitive to the initial conditions.

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    • Grade 1
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    • Grade 12

    Keywords:

    Higher Education,Oceanography,NSDL,Climate feedbacks,Climate Change,Undergraduate (Lower Division),oai:nsdl.org:2200/20100502200947431T,Ocean-Climate Interactions,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Natural causes,Atmospheric and oceanic circulation,History/Policy/Law,Global Change and Climate,Geoscience,NSDL_SetSpec_380601

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    English

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