Thursday, January 23, 2014

Is Ocean Heat Content Accelerating?

The NOAA value for ocean heat content for the top half (approximately) of the World Ocean is a large jump from a year ago: 3.93 × 1022 Joules, which represents 2.44 W/m2 over the Earth's entire surface.

That's the largest 12-month jump since the time series began in 2005.

At this point a quadratic fit to the data is actually slightly better than a linear fit, which would represent an acceleration in warming -- visible after only 9 years of data.

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1 comment:

tonylearns said...

So what are the denier explanations of this? Certainly we are still in a very short time frame. Are they saying that it could start going down, and this is just another one of their face saving cycles?