Anthropogenic warming of Earth's climate system.

  title={Anthropogenic warming of Earth's climate system.},
  author={Sydney Levitus and J. I. Antonov and Jingfan Wang and T L Delworth and Keith W. Dixon and Anthony J. Broccoli},
  volume={292 5515},
We compared the temporal variability of the heat content of the world ocean, of the global atmosphere, and of components of Earth's cryosphere during the latter half of the 20th century. Each component has increased its heat content (the atmosphere and the ocean) or exhibited melting (the cryosphere). The estimated increase of observed global ocean heat content (over the depth range from 0 to 3000 meters) between the 1950s and 1990s is at least one order of magnitude larger than the increase in… CONTINUE READING
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