New England

Oceanographic

Laboratory


ITEMS OF INTEREST


ITEMS OF INTEREST

Here are some reports about the oceans or about key events which affect the oceans, as summarized form the desk of thenewsguy (thenewsguy at newenglandoceanlab.org).



The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported that the year, 2015, was the hottest year on record.

We comment that the linkage between the oceans and the atmosphere is strong, so a warmer ocean would further exacerbate other global changes. Warmer temperatures in the oceans and atmosphere are key ingredients in the recipes causing development of severe storms. Also, since many organisms are adapted to conditions found prior to our industrialization, this warming could put added stress on these species and on the ecosystems which support them.