Cheng, Lijing; et al. (2020): Record-Setting Ocean Warmth Continued in 2019

Cheng, Lijing; Abraham, John; Zhu, Jiang; Trenberth, Kevin E.; Fasullo, John; Boyer, Tim et al. (2020): Record-Setting Ocean Warmth Continued in 2019. In Adv. Atmos. Sci. 37 (2), pp. 137–142. DOI: 10.1007/s00376-020-9283-7.

“Because the oceans are the main repository of the Earth’s energy imbalance, measuring ocean heat content (OHC) is one of the best way to quantify the rate of global warming (Trenberth et al., 2016; Von Schuckmann et al., 2016; Cheng et al., 2018). Following reports released in the previous two years (Cheng and Zhu, 2018; Cheng et al., 2019c), this article presents new OHC data for the year 2019. These data reveal that the world’s oceans (especially at upper 2000 m) in 2019 were the warmest in recorded human history.”