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A paleo-perspective on ocean heat content: Lessons from the Holocene and Common Era
Description: The ocean constitutes the largest heat reservoir in the Earth's energy budget and thus exerts a major influence on its climate. Instrumental observations show an increase in ocean heat content (OHC) associated with the increase in greenhouse emissions. Here scientists review proxy records of intermediate water temperatures from sediment cores and corals in the equatorial Pacific and northeastern Atlantic Oceans, spanning 10,000 years beyond the instrumental record. [Source: Quaternary Science Reviews]
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Source: Quaternary Science Reviews
Publish Date: 1/1/2017
Reading Level: Expert
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