Pacific Ocean Heat Content During the Past 10,000 Years

  title={Pacific Ocean Heat Content During the Past 10,000 Years},
  author={Yair Rosenthal and Braddock K. Linsley and Delia W. Oppo},
  pages={617 - 621}
Deep Heating Global warming is popularly viewed only as an atmospheric process, when, as shown by marine temperature records covering the last several decades, most heat uptake occurs in the ocean. How did subsurface ocean temperatures vary during past warm and cold intervals? Rosenthal et al. (p. 617) present a temperature record of western equatorial Pacific subsurface and intermediate water masses over the past 10,000 years that shows that heat content varied in step with both northern and… 

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