April 2, 2013. Discussing the global thaw, audience primarily interested in the average air temperature near the Earth's surface, but it's just one of the cakes climate "Napoleon." Maybe you have not noticed, but the World ocean so huge that holds a lot more heat than atmosphere. 90% of the energy that is added to the climate system the man some water is absorbed by the planet.
Unfortunately, to keep track of this process difficult. On land many measures the temperature of the weather, and sea space they are clearly not enough. In the early 2000s, began to deploy stand-alone tools flotilla "
In 2010, researchers
New light shed on the problem of research that performed Magdalena Balmaceda and Erland Kelly
It was found that the decrease in the amount of heat in the oceans of the prisoner, coincides with strong volcanic eruptions that emit light-blocking particles. In addition, there was a decrease after 1998, remember incredibly strong El Nino, because of which the world temperature set a new record.
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If you do not get hung up on the atmosphere, all of this is easily explained. El Niño means raising the surface temperature of the eastern Pacific Ocean, and some of this energy is transferred to the atmosphere, which is why it is heated. But at the same time means the evaporation cooling ocean.
After this period, the amount of heat in the ocean continued to increase rapidly, especially at great depths. The researchers emphasize that thaw water below 700 m is unique. About 30% of warming of the oceans since 1998
Why exactly this part of the world ocean thermal energy accumulates most rapidly? Apparently, this is due to changes in its circulation. One
The study is published in the journal