Oceans Storing 80-90 Percent of Global Warming

GreenTracker| Ocean researchers have published new research indicating that the world’s oceans are warming, storing more heat than they give off. A credentialed group from NOAA, NASA, the Met Office Hadley Centre in the United Kingdom, the University of Hamburg in Germany and the Meteorological Research Institute in Japan say that oceans store up to 90 percent of the heat they absorb.

Data from the array of Argo floats­ — deployed by NOAA and other U.S. and international partners ­- greatly reduce the uncertainties in estimates of ocean heat content over the past several years, the team said. There are now more than 3,200 Argo floats distributed throughout the world’s ocean sending back information via satellite on temperature, salinity, currents and other ocean properties. via Science Daily