THC Shutdown, We All Fall Down

Background The interaction of warm and cold areas within a single fluid body creates a natural churning movement known as convection. The most notable example of this being major weather events like tornadoes and hurricanes, when the combination of cold and warm fronts press against each other. When cold and warm areas in the ocean interact, a natural current called the¬†thermohaline circulation¬†(THC) is formed, scaling the size of the oceans. Cold from the poles and heat from the equator stirs our planet’s oceans like a lazy spoon in a cup of coffee…. Read More