The global ocean buoy network has been expanding in recent years. Accounting for small, consistent offsets between temperatures measured by buoys and by ships reveals a greater global warming trend than previously calculated for the past 15 years. Image: Maintenance workers on an ocean buoy, NOAA.
New data support the conclusion
The “hiatus” was mostly illusion.
They say that the keys
Are the poles and the seas …
The next job: reduce the confusion.
Global warming “hiatus” never happened, study says, Wendel (2015) EOS
Possible artifacts of data biases in the recent global surface warming hiatus, Karl et al. (2015) Science
This is one in a series of posts by Katherine Allen, a researcher in geochemistry and paleoclimate at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and the Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences at Rutgers University.
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