NASA says the ocean has a fever

NASA says the ocean has a fever
Photography: Matt Hardy / Unsplash – 02/17/2018

NASA says the ocean is “running hot” after temperatures rise

In an article, NASA He said that “the ocean is suffering from fever” following the heat waves and high temperatures recorded recently. “Mean sea surface temperatures exceeded the highest levels” observed in records kept by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Noaa), the space agency wrote in the post.

The development of El Niño in the Pacific coupled with long-term global warming “has pushed ocean temperatures steadily higher almost everywhere,” said Josh Willis, an oceanographer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.


According to the text, “anomalies” were found in the Earth’s surface temperature sea in August. Some parts of the seas around the planet have been recorded Hot temperatures Above 3 degrees Celsius.

The study also indicates temperature changes in the waters of the Pacific Northwest, near Japan, and the Northeast, near California and Oregon, in the United States of America. Different temperatures are also observed in the Indian Ocean, the Arctic (South) and Antarctica.

Image: NASA Earth Observatory image by Lauren Dauphin, using data from the Multi-Range Ultra-Resolution (MUR) project.

Decades of gradual warming have pushed global sea surface temperatures to record levels by 2023

a Heat wave Which reached different parts of the world, did not exclude the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico. National Weather Service in United States of America New record temperatures were confirmed in June this year, with rates reaching 46.6 degrees Celsius.

Since then, warnings have been issued heat Extreme did not stop issuing it. The National Weather Service said thermometers monitoring the waters around the island have recorded changes in temperature and some of those changes are already noticeable.

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In the article, Gavin Schmidt, director of NASA’s Goddard Space Research Institute, stated that this increase in sea temperatures can be seen “almost everywhere.” “This long-term trend is almost entirely attributable to anthropogenic climate forces, namely the fact that we have released such a large amount of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere since the beginning of the industrial era,” he said.

He also said that this increase in temperature is already affecting the ecosystem.

Josh Willis also warned of the dangerous effects that hot flashes can cause. “The heatwaves in the Atlantic are significant and will have serious impacts on marine life and weather conditions in Europe in the coming months. But it is the Pacific Ocean that has raised the global average to unprecedented levels this year,” the oceanographer said.

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