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Ocean surface warming: The North Atlantic remains within the envelope of previous recorded conditions
Description: Anomalously warm air temperatures in various parts of the world have been widely noted in recent decades. In marine systems, biological indicators such as the range of plankton and fish have been used to indicate impacts of ocean warming, although for many regions recent ocean warming does not exceed short-term warming events over the last two centuries. Here we use International Comprehensive Ocean-Atmosphere Data Set (ICOADS) sea-surface temperature data to update analysis in the North Atlantic to show that present warm conditions are currently no more persistent than those encountered in the last 150 years. [Source: Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers]
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Source: Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers
Publish Date: 2/5/2008
Reading Level: Expert
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