New 2000 Years' Temperature Reconstruction from Indo-Pacific Warm Pool

Sunday, August 30, 2009   
 New 2000 Years' Temperature Reconstruction from IndoPacific Warm Pool
A new 2,000-year-long reconstruction of sea surface temperatures (SST) from the Indo-Pacific warm pool (IPWP) suggests that temperatures in the region may have been as warm during the Medieval Warm Period as they are today. The IPWP is the largest body of warm water in the world, and, as a result, it is the largest source of heat and moisture to the global atmosphere, and an important component of the planet’s climate. Climate models suggest that global mean temperatures are particularly sensitive to sea surface temperatures in the IPWP. Understanding the past history of the region is of great importance for placing current warming trends in a global context. The reconstruction has been executed by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). An article in Powerboat World.

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