Marine heatwaves that greatly impact ecosystems are quite real. It is perhaps a surprise to some that prolonged extreme warming events occur in the ocean as well as the atmosphere and yet in a warming world this should not be a surprise. I’ve written about these before. The latest news is that there is a … Read more Ocean Heatwaves are sweeping through the seas
To answer this question all we need do is to stick a global thermometer into the ocean and measure what is going on. Easy right? Actually yes it really is like that. There exists a vast network of roughly 3,800 Argo floats scattered right around the planet. Each individual one goes through a continious 10 … Read more How fast are the oceans warming?
The increase of greenhouse gases since the industrial revolution has in turn led to an increase in heat within both the atmosphere and also the oceans. Understanding the ocean impact is rather important because that is where about 90% of the increase in heat has gone. We do have accurate historical atmospheric temperature measurements, but … Read more Heat is Building up in the Oceans
On the 31st October a paper was published in Nature that laid out the evidence for Earth’s oceans soaking up about 60% more heat that had been previously estimated. On 2nd Nov I wrote a posting that highlighted it. Since then there has been an update on all of this. Mathematician Nic Lewis, who is … Read more Correction: Ocean heat Buildup
New research reveals that we do not have as much time as we previously though we had. The study published in Nature lays out the evidence for Earth’s oceans soaking up about 60% more heat that had been previously estimated. Let’s take a look. Quantification of ocean heat uptake from changes in atmospheric O2 and … Read more New Research finds huge buildup of heat in oceans