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'Missing' Heat May Affect Future Climate Change
April 15, 2010
Current observational tools cannot account for roughly half of the heat that is believed to have built up on Earth in recent years, according to a "Perspectives" article in this week's issue of Science. In the new study, scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research warn that satellite sensors, ocean floats and other instruments are inadequate to track this "missing" heat, which may be building up in the deep oceans or elsewhere in the climate system.
National Center for Atmospheric Research/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
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