Friday, May 24, 2013

Big Jump in Ocean Warming

Ocean heat content numbers are in for the first three months of 2013, and they show the 0-2000 meter layer increasing more than in any previous observed period (added 5/28: except one):

Global Ocean Heat Content 1955-present 0-2000 m

The total change in the top half of the ocean works out to 0.70 W/m2 over its 8.25 years of data (per area of the ocean).

And for the 0-700 meter layer:

Global Ocean Heat Content 1955-present 0-700 m

1 comment:

w.w. wygart said...

Mr. Appell,

Bob Tisdale has a very informative article at his blog, ClimateObservations, that will shed some light on the two graphs you present here.