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The rise and fall of the "marine heat wave" off Western Australia during the summer of 2010/2011
Description: Record high ocean temperatures were experienced along the Western Australian coast during the austral summer of 2010/2011. The elevated temperatures were a result of a combination of a record strength Leeuwin Current, a near-record La Niña event, and anomalously high air-sea heat flux into the ocean even though the SST was high. This heat wave was an unprecedented thermal event in Western Australian waters, superimposed on an underlying long-term temperature rise. [Source: Journal of Marine Systems]
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Source: Journal of Marine Systems
Publish Date: 2/1/2013
Reading Level: Expert
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