"Imagine if the ocean was only 30 feet deep", said Resplandy, who was a postdoctoral researcher at Scripps. "Our data shows that it would have warmed by 6.5ºC every decade since 1991". "It's not like completely changing our understanding of what the ocean might be taking up - it's a new type of measurement that's weighing in toward the higher end of that."There are some caveats".
Scientists know that the ocean takes up roughly 90 percent of all the excess energy produced as the Earth warms, so knowing the actual amount of energy makes it possible to estimate the surface warming we can expect, said co-author Ralph Keeling, a Scripps Oceanography geophysicist and Resplandy's former postdoctoral adviser. The warmer waters also cause sea levels to rise and make extreme weather events like hurricanes more destructive.If scientists can more accurately measure the speed at which oceans are warming, they can better predict the future effects of climate change. Warmer water means reduced oxygen, killing off the ecosystem that thrives within. APO additionally is affected by consuming petroleum derivatives and by an ocean process including the take-up of overabundance non-renewable energy source CO2. Resplandy and her team compared the expected rise in APO due to the burning of fossil fuels, and compared it to the actual APO they were seeing.
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