"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:

Publication:
“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.

Link to e-View:
http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/2010JCLI3682.1

News releases:
http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2010/20100920_oceanwarming.html

http://www.livescience.com/environment/global-warming-southern-ocean-sea-level-rise-100920.html

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