It is wetter in the south

over the past 22 years, ocean warming has caused an eight per cent increase in rainfall over the Southern Ocean and the South Pacific. Annie Wong, oceanographer at the Antarctic Cooperative Research Centre ( acrc ) in Hobart, Australia, says that warmer ocean temperatures are intensifying the cycle of rainfall, introducing greater volumes of freshwater to the sub-polar regions. A research team, which included scientists from acrc , reports a systematic decrease of salinity

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