The oceanic memory of climate: The circulatory system of a living planet


Abstract


In the early sixth century, Leonardo da Vinci compared the ocean currents with the blood flow of a human body. Now we have enough information to explore the idea that the Earth has a circulatory system responsible for capturing, transforming and distributing solar energy. The role of the ocean as a climate regulator is extraordinary, and it truly determines the present and the future of our planet.


Keywords


ocean circulation; climate change; oceanography

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