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 the atmosphere 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.

Related Conferences:  Oceanography Conferences | Oceanography Meetings | Marine Science Conferences | Marine Biology Conferences:

3rd International Conference on Geo Sciences, October 13-14, 2018, Canada | 9th International Conference on Reduce, Reuse and Recycling, December 12-13, 2018, Canada | 2nd International conference on Ecology and Ecosystem, September 15-16, 2018 | 4th Annual Congress on Pollution and Global Warming November 15-16, 2018 | 20th International Conference on Oceanography March 12-13, 2018 | 12th International Conference on Oceanography & Marine Biology, June 28-29, 2018.

  • Coastal Flooding
  • Ocean Acidity
  • Ocean warming
  • Sea Surface Temperature

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