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        Arctic Climate System

        In this video segment adapted from the National Film Board of Canada, learn about the Arctic's role in Earth's global climate system. Animations illustrate how ocean currents that circulate around the planet redistribute heat and moderate climate. Explore how the effects of global warming in the Arctic could have consequences throughout the world, through modification of thermohaline circulation, changes in Earth's overall albedo, and the release of carbon dioxide and methane from permafrost and the methane hydrate layer.

        This media asset was adapted from Arctic Mission: Climate on the Edge by National Film Board of Canada.

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