"Scientists Find 20 Years of Deep Water Warming Leading to Sea Level Rise"

Upcoming publication by Sarah Purkey (UW Ocean Graduate Student) and Greg Johnson (NOAA/PMEL) presents data that show "the deep ocean – below about 3,300 feet – is taking up about 16 percent of what the upper ocean is absorbing." NOAA news story

Read the article in the Journal of Climate and the reviews in the news releases:

“Warming of Global Abyssal and Deep Southern Ocean Waters between the 1990s and 2000s: Contributions to Global Heat and Sea Level Rise Budgets,” by Sarah G. Purkey and Gregory C. Johnson, Journal of Climate, in press, doi:10.1175/2010JCLI3682.1.

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