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Oceans warm faster than expected
- March 25, 2020
- Posted by: Wiley M. Wagner
- Category: Science
A gradually warming planet is a real planet for the future of the human race – however, gradually warming ocean spaces constitute an equally serious threat. Indeed, this problem directly contributes to the increase in the amount of oxygen and carbon monoxide produced in the atmosphere, thereby adding to the total degree of planet heating – however, today experts from the Scripps Institute for Oceanology released a report on the results of their new study, which reports that the dynamics of heat increase oceans can be 60% higher than previously thought.
And this is taking into account the fact that specialists compared their data with the worst-case scenarios in the context of global ocean warming. The traditional method of dynamic temperature measurement in the oceans is the Argo system – a system of sensors and sensors installed in many ocean areas. However, it is tied to certain dates and does not allow measuring this temperature taking into account changing environmental factors.
That is why the team of experts proposed another system for measuring the temperature of the oceans – using the APO indicator, which combines the specific volume of oxygen and carbon dioxide released by the oceans into the atmosphere, and then these data are compared with previous measurement models. Thus, the specific heating of the oceans significantly exceeds previous indicators, which indicates a much more widespread nature of the problem.
Their study notes that for each year the world's oceans absorb up to 13 zeta-joules of heat – which is approximately equal to the total amount of electrical energy produced by all of humanity in the same period of time. This is a fairly high indicator, which somehow relates to the need to find an alternative way to counteract such a quick and destructive influence of global warming factors – most of which are somehow connected with the natural cycles of the planet.