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Atmosphere, Not Oceans, Carries Most Heat To Poles

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September 27, 2001
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According to a new data analysis, the atmosphere redistributes annually as much heat from the tropics to the poles as would be produced by five million of the world's biggest power stations, generating 1,000 megawatts each. This is far more heat than previously estimated and much more than the oceans carry poleward.

BOULDER -- According to a new data analysis, the atmosphere redistributes annually as much heat from the tropics to the poles as would be produced by five million of the world's biggest power stations, generating 1,000 megawatts each.


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National Center For Atmospheric Research/University Corporation For Atmospheric Research. (2001, September 27). Atmosphere, Not Oceans, Carries Most Heat To Poles. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 18, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/09/010927071942.htm
National Center For Atmospheric Research/University Corporation For Atmospheric Research. "Atmosphere, Not Oceans, Carries Most Heat To Poles." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/09/010927071942.htm (accessed April 18, 2014).

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