Global change: The ocean is warming, isn't it?

Edited: 2011-02-18
TitleGlobal change: The ocean is warming, isn't it?
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsTrenberth, K.
JournalNature
Volume465
Issue7296
Pagination304
Date Published05/2010
Keywordsclimate, sea_level, steric
AbstractA reappraisal of the messy data on upper-ocean heat content for 1993–2008 provides clear evidence for warming. But differences among various analyses and inconsistencies with other indicators merit attention. Global atmospheric temperatures at Earth's surface are often taken as an indicator of global warming. Yet the atmosphere is battered by all sorts of natural variability associated with weather phenomena.
DOI10.1038/465304a