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Enhanced Atlantic Sea Level Rise Relative to the Pacific Under High Carbon Emission Rates
Description: Recent observational studies indicate that more than 90% of the anthropogenically-generated heat anomaly generated between 1971 and 2010 has gone into warming the oceans. Furthermore, the Atlantic basin is warming faster than the Pacific. This study demonstrates that basin scale differences in heat uptake and sea level rise are a forced response from increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations, and the inter-basin differences vary with emission rate. [Source: Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (NOAA)]
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Source: Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (NOAA)
Publish Date: 2/1/2016
Reading Level: Basic
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