Library Blog: New Study Discovers Unexpected Warming of the Deep Ocean

EarthSky | “A new study published on May 10, 2013 in the journal Geophysical Research Letters has discovered that deep ocean waters below 700 meters (2,300 feet) have heated up unexpectedly since the year 2000. The deep ocean warming appears to be unprecedented. Scientists think that changes in surface wind patterns may be partly responsible for driving heat away from the surface layers and into deeper waters.” Lead author, Magdalena Balmesada (ECMRWF), joined by co-authors, Kevin Trenberth (NCAR) and Erland Källén (ECMRWF) present the “time evolution of the global heat content for 1958 through 2009 from a new observation-based reanalysis of the ocean”. More>

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July 17, 2013 to July 19, 2013