Recent observations of the Atlantic deep ocean overturning circulation, called the Atlantic Meridional (north-south) Overturning (up-down) Circulation, or AMOC, also known as the Great Conveyor Belt, or Thermohaline Circulation, shows that it has been decreasing since 2004, the time for which detailed measurements are available from the RAPID program. Climate […]
Andreas Schmittner is associate professor of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University. His scientific training is in climate physics with a Ph.D. from the University in Bern, Switzerland. He uses computer models of the global climate system to better understand past and possible future changes with a focus on the oceans. http://ceoas.oregonstate.edu/profile/schmittner/
Checkin’ back on my favorite climate observation sites from last year. The ocean heat content increased from ~17...
Recently a german taxi driver asked me if climate hasn’t been changing in the past with similar warm periods as...
Note: This post resulted from the claim by Dr. Garth Paltridge that the observed surface warming could have been caused...
Renowned climate scientist Dr. Maureen Raymo claims in this video that global warming will “almost certainly lead to the collapse of ecosystems” (1:41) and that “historically… the climate [science] community has always underestimated the rate of change in the climate system” (3:19). I deeply respect Dr. Raymo for her excellent paleoclimate […]Read more ›
Here are a few links to web sites that contain up-to-date crucial observations. In my opinion one of the most important is ocean heat content. The reason is simple. The ocean’s heat capacity is enormous. It takes up almost all of the additional heat the Earth accumulated in the last […]Read more ›
Here’s a cool new tool to visualize observed surface temperatures in Google Earth. You can click on a 5°×5° box nearly anywhere in the world to see how climate has changed in that region. If you have Google Earth installed, you simply download this kml file and open it in […]Read more ›