Indian Ocean corals reveal crucial role of World War II bias for twentieth century warming estimates

@inproceedings{Pfeiffer2017IndianOC,
  title={Indian Ocean corals reveal crucial role of World War II bias for twentieth century warming estimates},
  author={Miriam Pfeiffer and Jens Zinke and W-C Dullo and Dieter Garbe-Sch{\"o}nberg and Mojib Latif and Margaret E Weber},
  booktitle={Scientific Reports},
  year={2017}
}
The western Indian Ocean has been warming faster than any other tropical ocean during the 20th century, and is the largest contributor to the global mean sea surface temperature (SST) rise. However, the temporal pattern of Indian Ocean warming is poorly constrained and depends on the historical SST product. As all SST products are derived from the International Comprehensive Ocean-Atmosphere dataset (ICOADS), it is challenging to evaluate which product is superior. Here, we present a new… CONTINUE READING