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With rising temperatures, melting ice caps in the Arctic and record-setting melting rates of ice in the Antarctic Peninsula, NOAA's NEFSC has an addition to the list: the rising temperature at the sea surface of the Northeast Continental Shelf reached the highest level in more than a century, last year. According to the report, the sea surface temperature in the Northeast Shelf Ecosystem reached a record-setting 14 degree Celsius in 2012, which is the highest since 1951.
The measurements of the sea surface temperatures were done via both contemporary satellite remote-sensing data and ship board measurements dated since 1854. The data shows that the temperature has increased more than one degree Celsius only five times, and the SST in 2012 saw the highest increase.
According to NOAA, the warming was the greatest increase on record, and one of only five instances when the temperature has changed by more than 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit. These drastic changes have not been noted elsewhere in the ocean basin, although in recent years global sea surface temperatures have been the highest on record.
Originally posted by DaRAGE
Warmer water does mean stronger or more hurricanes are likely. But usually it's in area's where hurricanes are likely to form, ie, the tropics.
14 degree water is not hurricane forming water. Though I guess the waters are interconnected via the cooling system, but still...if you want to watch for hurricanes, look to the temperature of the tropical water.
Originally posted by ns9504
reply to post by 727Sky
Those numbers are crazy! But, how many records are broken in previous years? Unless they are compared to something I can't tell if they are going up/down or "normal"
This week NASA announced new evidence, with data gathered by the Terra Earth-orbiting satellite, that these models and the global warming forecasts they make are wrong. The projections vastly overestimate the impact of humanity's carbon footprint and its effect on climate.
Our concerns about climate change are all based on those computer software models used by scientists who forecast global warming. Can those computer programs be improved so they reflect the actual behavior of our atmosphere? After all, concerns about climate change and global warming have spawned the "green" movement and worldwide political, social and cultural activity that costs trillions and often lead to unwarranted new regulations
Ice core and sediment deposits (which require actual field work..eew get your hands dirty science) are just now being published trying to get some answers and data on earths climate for periods of longer duration.
The best the undoctored numbers one can come up with is the earth has warmed .5c;
which had predicted a much faster and higher rise to include the oceans.
QUOTE: I believe the only way to detect these changes is from the geologic record of marine sediments.
A new compilation of temperature records etched into ice cores, old corals, and lake sediment layers reveals a pattern of global warming from 1880 to 1995 comparable to the global warming trend recorded by thermometers. This finding, reported by a team of researchers from NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center, the University of South Carolina, the University of Colorado, and the University of Bern in Switzerland, resolves some of the uncertainty associated with thermometer records, which can be affected by land use changes, shifts in station locations, variations in instrumentation, and more.
Originally posted by DaRAGE
reply to post by ns9504
Yeah man, warmer water is a higher temperature, and has a much higher evaporation potential.
Think of a kettle. Cold water in the kettle, well there's no air flow coming out of the kettle and if there is any air coming out, it doesn't feel moist and wet.
Heat that water up and there's moisture and air flow.
The hotter the water, the greater the moisture and air flow.