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Introduction

  • Walczowski WaldemarEmail author
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Part of the GeoPlanet: Earth and Planetary Sciences book series (GEPS)

Abstract

The ocean has always influenced the Earth’s climate system and the influence continues today. It is an extremely significant, if not essential, component of the system. For it is the ocean and life that originated there that created the atmosphere and has shaped its composition for billions of years. It is particularly important to speak about it now—in time of increased concern about the climate, when the out-of-control human impact upon the condition of the atmosphere is visible.

Keywords

Arctic Ocean Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation Ocean Circulation Atlantic Water Thermohaline Circulation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Oceanology, Physical OceanographyPolish Academy of SciencesSopotPoland

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