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WALES: Scientist can probe ocean depths.

A RESEARCHER at Bangor University has been awarded one of only eight prestigious National Environment Research Centre fellowships.

The five-year Fellowship will enable Dr Mattias Green, 37, to continue his research at Bangor University's School of Ocean Sciences.

He is an expert on the temperature changes in shallow seas. For his new research, he is taking this understanding into the deeper oceans.

Dr Green said: "The world's oceans play an important role in regulating the global climate.

"The processes driving mixing in the deep ocean are basically the same as those for shallower seas - wind near the surface and tides closer to the bottom.

"This vertical mixing leads to a vertical transport of water, heat, nutrients and pollutants, and will be an important driving mechanism behind the large-scale ocean currents.

What is not clear is how the mixing has been influenced by changing sea levels over millennia."

The Swedish-born scientist moved to work at the School of Ocean Sciences four years ago.
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Date:Oct 3, 2008
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