|Table S1 (c) from the supplementary information. The total change in heat content for the N. Atlantic Ocean [20-66 degrees North] from the bottom to surface from 1953-2007 is - 0.1×1021 Joules [sum of the right column]. Note this net change is much less than the range of uncertainty, but shows no evidence of "missing heat" sinking to the deep ocean. The data instead shows the deep N Atlantic Ocean has cooled since 1988, far beyond the range of uncertainty.|
Monday, November 19, 2012
New paper shows N. Atlantic Ocean cooled from 1953-2007
A new paper published in Nature Geoscience finds that the heat content of the North Atlantic Ocean decreased by 0.1×1021 Joules over the 54 year period from 1953 - 2007. The paper is among the first to examine heat content changes along the entire vertical column of the ocean from bottom to surface. The paper adds to several others showing that Trenberth's "missing heat" has not gone to the depths of the ocean, but rather never existed in the first place.
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