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Uploaded on Saturday 25 Feb 2012
Coastal regions with observations of dense shelf water flushing
Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Knowledge and mapping of these processes is still scarce due to uneven research effort. The map shows sites with known dense shelf water cascading phenomena, which often may involve the 'flushing' effect. It is most likely that this phenomenon is also active off the coast of Alaska, Chile, Argentina and West and southern Africa and in parts of the Indian Ocean. Dense shelf water cascading is highly sensitive to increases in temperature, and hence, climate change.