Oceans

Map of ocean oxygen trend
May 11, 2017
A new analysis has found that the amount of dissolved oxygen contained in the water – an important measure of ocean health – has been declining for more than 20 years.
assessing ocean heat: an Argo float being deployed
March 10, 2017
The oceans may be storing 13 percent more heat than previously estimated, according to a new study co-authored by scientists at NCAR.
Mount Pinatubo's caldera on June 22, 1991
August 10, 2016
Greenhouse gases are already having an accelerating effect on sea level rise, but the impact has so far been masked by the cataclysmic 1991 eruption of Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines.
Image of Antarctic sea ice in 2014
July 04, 2016
The recent trend of increasing Antarctic sea ice extent — seemingly at odds with climate model projections — can largely be explained by a natural climate fluctuation.
NCAR map shows ocean deoxygenation by time of emergence
April 27, 2016
A reduction in the amount of oxygen dissolved in the oceans due to climate change should be evident across large parts of the ocean between 2030 and 2040.

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