Tuesday, December 12, 2006

The ocean is colder....kinda

In the latest article by Ivchenko and Aleynik (2006) as posted in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, and as outlined by the World Climate Report shows that

almost all depths, including the surface, the entire North Atlantic Ocean has less heat content from 1999-2005 than on average during the previous 100 years

and that

the trend in heat content is clearly downward or non-existent. Any warming appears only north of 50°N.

Damn! The ocean gets cold in melbourne, I would have enjoyed a warmer swim.

1 comment:

Ninderthana said...

http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/~lyman/Pdf/heat_2006.pdf

http://copes.ipsl.jussieu.fr/Workshops/SeaLevel/Posters/3_14_Willis.pdf



You might be interested in Lyman's 2006 Study.