Oceans and Climate Change

Ocean Covers 70 percent of the Earth’s surface, the world’s oceans have a two-way relationship with weather and climate. The oceans influence the weather on local to global scales, while changes in climate can fundamentally alter many properties of the oceans. This chapter examines how some of these important characteristics of the oceans have changed over time.

As greenhouse gases trap more energy from the sun, the oceans are absorbing more heat, resulting in an increase in sea surface temperatures and rising sea level. Changes in ocean temperatures and currents brought about by climate change will lead to alterations in climate patterns around the world. For example, warmer waters may promote the development of stronger storms in the tropics, which can cause property damage and loss of life. The impacts associated with sea level rise and stronger storms are especially relevant to coastal communities. Changes in ocean systems generally occur over much longer time periods than in theatmosphere, where storms can form and dissipate in a single day. Interactions between the oceans and atmosphere occur slowly over many months to years, and so does the movement of water within the oceans, including the mixing of deep and shallow waters.

 

  • The effects on ocean life
  • Climate Change Alteration
  • Earthquakes
  • volcanic eruptions
  • Natural Disaster and Global Warming
  • Ocean Policies that tackle the issues of global climate change
  • Ocean acidification
  • Effects of melting ice
  • Satellite Oceanography

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