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Ocean surface warming: The North Atlantic remains within the envelope of previous recorded conditions

Hobson, V, McMahon, Clive, Richardson, A and Hays, G (2008). Ocean surface warming: The North Atlantic remains within the envelope of previous recorded conditions. Deep-Sea Research Part 1: Oceanographic Research Papers,55(2):155-162.

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Title Ocean surface warming: The North Atlantic remains within the envelope of previous recorded conditions
Author Hobson, V
McMahon, Clive
Richardson, A
Hays, G
Journal Name Deep-Sea Research Part 1: Oceanographic Research Papers
Publication Date 2008
Volume Number 55
Issue Number 2
ISSN 0967-0637   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-38649102483
Start Page 155
End Page 162
Total Pages 8
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Publisher Elsevier B.V.
Field of Research 0402 - Geochemistry
0405 - Oceanography
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract Anomalously warm air temperatures in various parts of the world have been widely noted in recent decades. In marine systems, biological indicators such as the range of plankton and fish have been used to indicate impacts of ocean warming, although for many regions recent ocean warming does not exceed short-term warming events over the last two centuries. Here we use International Comprehensive Ocean-Atmosphere Data Set (ICOADS) sea-surface temperature data to update analysis in the North Atlantic to show that present warm conditions are currently no more persistent than those encountered in the last 150 years. We show that the position of various isotherms, which play a central role in influencing the distribution of marine taxa ranging from plankton to fish and turtles, are more regularly found further north in recent years than at any time since the 1850s.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr.2007.11.003   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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