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The Northern Equatorial Current was close to the scene of the Allies naval deployment in WWII

 Extract from book page 239: The impact of a war at sea in the North Pacific is primarily a matter of ‘stirring’. As a short-term effect colder water would replace warmer surface water. Once heat is stored in the sea it can remain there for months, years, or decades. ‘Energy’ which has been forced into the depths between 1942 and 1945 could ‘resurface’ after 5, 50 or 100 years. While it is easy to force warm surface water into greater depths within a short time period, it will take much more time to get the heat out again of the water. Once warmer water is in 200, 500 or 1,000 metre depths, by sheer forcing or a current system, it may require many years or generations ‘to get out of the store’ again.

Chapter: 4_12

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