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Role of oceans in global climate change

hearing before the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate, One Hundred Third Congress, second session ... March 8, 1994.

by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

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Published by U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the U.S. G.P.O., Supt. of Docs., Congressional Sales Office in Washington .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Ocean-atmosphere interaction -- Research -- United States.,
    • Climatic changes -- Research -- United States.

    • Edition Notes

      SeriesS. hrg. ;, 103-585
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKF26 .E55 1994d
      The Physical Object
      Paginationiii, 69 p. ;
      Number of Pages69
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1204845M
      ISBN 100160445175
      LC Control Number94199277
      OCLC/WorldCa30868578

      global climate and its sensitivity to the impacts of climate change and ocean acidification, the ocean continues to get only peripheral attention in global climate research, climate change policy and implementation plans. For example, recent authoritative coverage of climate change in a Nature special issue made little reference to the.   THE ROLE OF OCEANS IN CLIMATE () Moderator: Amala Mahadevan, Senior Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and – Fellow, Radcliffe Insitute for Advanced Study (

        Rising ocean temperatures. Although the ocean is the single largest habitat on the planet and is inextricably linked to human survival, climate change and the impact of increasing carbon dioxide emissions on the oceans have been largely overshadowed in the climate change debate, according to Isabella Lövin, Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden, one of the co-chairs of the Ocean .   A series of studies highlighting the impact of global warming on the oceans also urges climate negotiators to appreciate their huge role. The effects of climate change on ocean circulation are.

      One way that the world’s ocean affects weather and climate is by playing an important role in keeping our planet warm. The majority of radiation from the sun is absorbed by the ocean, particularly in tropical waters around the equator, where the ocean acts like a massive, heat-retaining solar panel. How plankton change the climate: Plankton affect our planet far more then their-size suggests. Their role in the carbon cycle pushed the world into ice ages and could control how fast our climate.


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The ocean plays a central role in regulating the Earth’s climate. The Fifth Assessment Report published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in revealed that it has thus far absorbed 93% of the extra energy from the enhanced greenhouse effect, with warming now being observed at depths of 1, m.

The oceans play a central role in global change aspects of climate change are associated with the ocean’s heat transport, heat capacity, and the global water cycle. However, oceanic storage, transformation, transport and exchange of radiatively and chemically active gases and particles also exert an influence on climate.

A new book summarizing much of what we know about oceans and the role they play in shaping our Earth's climate was just published. For researchers like myself, we often become fixated with. After discussing the ocean’s role in sea-level change, and reviewing the ocean’s influence on time scales within the atmosphere and climate system generally, we proceed to the three major sections of the paper.

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The oceans, which cover three quarters of the Earth’s surface, play a vital role in the global climate system, generating oxygen and absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. The role of the thermohaline circulation in long-term and abrupt climatic change is examined, with the freshwater budget of the ocean being a key factor for the degree, and longevity, of change.

The interaction between climate and oceans is altering, and the exchange is intensifying. As the climate responds to decades of increasing carbon emissions, the store of energy and heat from the atmosphere builds up in the ocean. If we reach a tipping point, we will likely see more extreme weather events, changing ocean currents, rising sea levels and temperatures, and melting of.

The Role of Oceans in Climate Change. Paola M. Rizzoli and Peter H. Stone. The crucial issues of climate change and global warming involve all the components of the earth system, atmosphere, oceans, land, biosphere, and cryosphere.

The oceans are among the most poorly known and understood, because of the enormous difficulty of probing the deep layers which. It’s well known that carbon in the atmosphere is causing global warming. What is less well known, outside of scientific circles at least, is the role oceans have to play in this.

Our seas contain 60 times more carbon than the atmosphere, and they can release it at sufficiently rapid rates to cause dramatic changes in the climate.

Oceans account for 50% of the anthropogenic CO 2 released into the atmosphere. During the past 15 years an international programme, the Joint Global Ocean Flux Study (JGOFS), has been studying the ocean carbon cycle to quantify and model the biological and physical processes whereby CO 2 is pumped from the ocean's surface to the depths of the ocean.

The book represents all the knowledge we currently have on ocean circulation. It presents an up-to-date summary of the state of the science relating to the role of the oceans in the physical climate book is structured to guide the reader through the wide range of World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE) science in a consistent way.

Global Warming. Long-term warming trends and increases in extreme weather events have the potential to impact all life on Earth. Even though at least 97 percent of climate scientists agree that human activities have contributed to rising global temperatures, the predominance and causes of these phenomena continue to be debated and many Americans deny global warming.

Until now, our ocean has played a relatively minor role in national climate plans and strategies. The actions outlined in our new report offer exciting new opportunities to fight the climate. Scientists across the globe are trying to figure out why the ocean is becoming more violent and what, if anything, can be done about it.

Ocean currents, including the ocean conveyor belt, play a key role in determining how the ocean distributes heat energy throughout the planet, thereby regulating and stabilizing climate patterns.

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This graph (source data) shows differences from the long-term average global ocean heat content () in the top meters of the heat moves. In book: Encyclopedia of global warming and climate change, Edition: 1st Edition, Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc. USA, Editors: S.

George Philander, ppEcosystems are also affected by climate change. Habitats are being modified, the timing of events such as flowering and egg laying are shifting, and species are altering their home ranges.

Changes are also occurring to the ocean. The ocean absorbs about 30% of the carbon dioxide that is released into the atmosphere from the burning of fossil fuels.Ocean acidification refers to decreasing levels of pH in the ocean, which makes the sea more acidic.

It is the long-term change in seawater chemistry due to the absorption of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Roughly 30 percent of human-made CO2 is absorbed by the oceans.