Wed. Sep 28th, 2022

Ocean warming is progressing faster than previously thought

Scientists have determined that the warming of the oceans is much faster than previously thought. Researchers, based on new data, have revised earlier estimates. New forecasts are not good news for us.

That the oceans are getting warmer is not a new discovery. However, it turns out that previous climate models have provided inaccurate estimates of the. The new study made a correction to existing models, whichóra is not beneficial for us.

The rate of global warming has changed significantly in recent years. Ocean warmingów progresses by 13 percent. faster than previously thought. Scientists found that since about 1992, the rate of warming in theód oceanów has accelerated twice.

– Our planet is warming faster than we thought – said Keven Trenberth, coóĹ‚autor of the research published in the journal „Science Advances”. The increasing rate has worried scientistsów.

The new study is based on data provided by the Argo system network. The system consists of about 3,800 automated probes distributed around the world, które measure the salinity and temperature of the oceanów. Probes can plunge to a depth of dwóch kilometerów.

The first probe of the Argo network was launched in 1999. Previously, the measurements were made headóin the vicinity of the trailóin commercial, so there are considerable gaps in the data. These inaccuracies were supplemented by data from the Argo sytem.

– We know that ocean observations and measurements were very sparse until the era of the Argo system. Therefore, we have major gaps in the data, especially on pólkula southern. Our goal was to reassess changes in global ocean warmingów and filling in data gaps. We took a rigorous approach. This has given us confidence that the Earth and the oceans are warming much faster than previously thought – said study leader Lijing Cheng.

With this data, climatologists have determined not only a 13 percent increase in the rate of ocean warmingóin, but have also specified the depths of these changes, whichóThe caves are located in an area with a radius of 150 metersóin below sea level. According to researchers, the warming inód oceanów will accelerate each year.

For many, the warming of the oceanów may not seem like much of a problem, but it could have catastrophic consequences for the life inside them. The most widely known consequence of this is the bleaching of coralcóin the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Australia. Currently, we can observe the second bleaching of coralców in just dwóch years. This is the first time in history that these events have occurred so quickly in succession. The earlier ones took place in 1998 and 2002.

Sourceóbackground: The Independent, Science Advances, The Guardian, fot. Pixabay