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ConcepTest: Ocean Conveyer Belt Speed 2

ConcepTest questions by David McConnell , David Steer , Walter Borowski, Jeffrey Dick, Annabelle Foos, Jeffrey Knott, Alvin Konigsberg, Michelle Malone, Heidi McGrew, Kathie Owens, and Stephen Van Horn
This material was originally created for Starting Point:Introductory Geology
and is replicated here as part of the SERC Pedagogic Service.

Question:

Adding more freshwater to the North Atlantic Ocean would cause the global ocean conveyer belt to

a. slow down
b. speed up
c. undergo no change

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