Climate Change Disaster? Oceans losing their memory! Experts blame global warming | Photos

Climate Change Disaster? Oceans losing their memory! Experts blame global warming

This new climate change study is alarming! Most of the oceans in the world are losing their year-to-year 'memory' due to the impact of global warming. Experts blame human-induced warming.

By: HT TECH
| Updated on: May 09 2022, 16:10 IST
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Climate change crisis: A recent study published in Science Advances found that Oceans are losing their memory due to global warming. It also mentions that as greenhouse gas concentrations continue to rise, such a decline in the memory of the ocean is what is happening at an increasing pace. (Pixabay)
1/5 Climate change crisis: A recent study published in Science Advances found that Oceans are losing their memory due to global warming. It also mentions that as greenhouse gas concentrations continue to rise, such a decline in the memory of the ocean is what is happening at an increasing pace. (Pixabay)
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The study compared the fast weather fluctuations of the atmosphere to study the slowly varying oceans that exhibit strong persistence, or 'memory'. That means the ocean temperature tomorrow is likely to look a lot like it does today, with only slight changes. (Pixabay)
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2/5 The study compared the fast weather fluctuations of the atmosphere to study the slowly varying oceans that exhibit strong persistence, or 'memory'. That means the ocean temperature tomorrow is likely to look a lot like it does today, with only slight changes. (Pixabay)
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What is Ocean memory? It has been discovered to be linked to the thickness of the ocean's uppermost layer, known as the mixed layer. The heat content of deeper mixed layers is higher, resulting in stronger heat capacity and memory. (Pixabay)
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3/5 What is Ocean memory? It has been discovered to be linked to the thickness of the ocean's uppermost layer, known as the mixed layer. The heat content of deeper mixed layers is higher, resulting in stronger heat capacity and memory. (Pixabay)
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Resultantly, the prolonged global warming, the mixed layer over most oceans will get shallower while reducing the ocean memory. Additionally, changes in ocean currents and changes in the energy exchange between the atmosphere and ocean are some other major contributors to changes in ocean memory. (Unsplash)
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4/5 Resultantly, the prolonged global warming, the mixed layer over most oceans will get shallower while reducing the ocean memory. Additionally, changes in ocean currents and changes in the energy exchange between the atmosphere and ocean are some other major contributors to changes in ocean memory. (Unsplash)

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What will be the impact? The decline in ocean memory suggests intrinsic changes in the system and new challenges in prediction under warming. It could also influence marine ecosystems, ocean prediction, forecasting land-based impacts on temperature, precipitation as well as extreme events. (Pixabay)
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5/5 What will be the impact? The decline in ocean memory suggests intrinsic changes in the system and new challenges in prediction under warming. It could also influence marine ecosystems, ocean prediction, forecasting land-based impacts on temperature, precipitation as well as extreme events. (Pixabay)
First Published Date: 09 May, 16:10 IST
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