COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Reconstructing Ocean Climate History
Description: As Earth's atmosphere and surface temperature change in response to greenhouse gas emissions, scientists who study the ocean are intent on predicting the effect climate change will have on ocean systems. Researchers are therefore looking to historical ocean data to investigate long-term climate trends and understand the context of any changes to sea temperature, circulation, or biodiversity. Unfortunately, a large part of historical ocean observations is missing because humans did not consistently document ocean or atmosphere observations until recently. As a result, scientists are using other methods to peer into the past, including "reconstructing" ocean climate data. [Source: EOS: Earth & Space Science News]
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Source: EOS: Earth & Space Science News
Publish Date: 10/24/2016
Reading Level: Basic
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