Improved estimates of ocean heat content from 1960 to 2015

  title={Improved estimates of ocean heat content from 1960 to 2015},
  author={Lijing Cheng and Kevin E. Trenberth and John T. Fasullo and T. P. Boyer and John P. Abraham and Jiang Zhu},
  booktitle={Science Advances},
Earth’s energy imbalance (EEI) drives the ongoing global warming and can best be assessed across the historical record (that is, since 1960) from ocean heat content (OHC) changes. An accurate assessment of OHC is a challenge, mainly because of insufficient and irregular data coverage. We provide updated OHC estimates with the goal of minimizing associated sampling error. We performed a subsample test, in which subsets of data during the data-rich Argo era are colocated with locations of earlier… CONTINUE READING