Geothermal ocean warming discussion thread

Iowa Climate Science Education

Reposted from Climate Etc.

Posted on July 21, 2019 by curryja

by Judith Curry

?The atmosphere bias of climate science makes it impossible for them to see geological forces and therefore, impossible for them to understand the earth?s climate.? ? Thongchai

When conducting the literature survey for my report on sea level rise [link; see section 4.2], I became intrigued by under-ocean heat sources.

?Wunsch (2018) identified lower bounds on uncertainties in ocean temperature trends for the period 1994-2013. The trend in integrated ocean temperature was estimated by Wunsch to be 0.011 0.001 oC/decade (note: this rate of warming is much less than the surface warming, owing to the large volume of ocean water). This corresponds to a 20- year average ocean heating rate of 0.48 0.1 W/m2 of which 0.1 W/m2 arises from the geothermal forcing. I have rarely seen geothermal forcing (e.g. underwater volcanoes) mentioned as…

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