The role of the oceans in climate

  title={The role of the oceans in climate},
  author={Grant Robert Bigg and T. D. Jickells and Peter S. Liss and Timothy J. Osborn},
  journal={International Journal of Climatology},
The ocean is increasingly seen as a vital component of the climate system. It exchanges with the atmosphere large quantities of heat, water, gases, particles and momentum. It is an important part of the global redistribution of heat from tropics to polar regions keeping our planet habitable, particularly equatorward of about 30°. In this article we review recent work examining the role of the oceans in climate, focusing on research in the Third Assessment Report of the IPCC and later. We… 
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