Oceans

October 17, 2011
Climate change is not expected to affect the extent or frequency of the El Niño/Southern Oscillation over the 21st century, but it could worsen its impacts. That’s the conclusion of a modeling study published in Journal of Climate in September.
October 03, 2011
New research by a team of scientists that includes NCAR’s Marika Holland takes a close look at making seasonal forecasts of Arctic sea ice coverage.
September 16, 2011
Computer simulations point to ocean depths below about 1,000 feet as the main location for "missing heat."
August 31, 2011
New research that involves NCAR's Bette Otto-Bliesner questions conventional wisdom with regard to massive iceberg discharges in the North Atlantic Ocean during the last glacial period, pointing toward climate rather than ice sheet instability as a cause.
Chunks of sea ice and open water
August 11, 2011
Sea ice could stabilize or even expand for periods of several years, but it will ultimately melt as the climate warms.
July 27, 2011
A new study involving NCAR's Bette Otto-Bliesner looks at rising sea levels during the warmth of the last interglacial period (130,000 to 120,000 years ago) and finds that melting ice sheets contributed far more to rising sea levels than thermal expansion.

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