|Fig. 1 Ocean Heat Increases|
I haven't blogged about ocean heat in awhile, so today we catch up a bit.
I processed the World Ocean Database in situ records spanning the years 1950-2020, then processed them with the updated TEOS-10 C++ library (not yet released), not only to test the library out, but also to make graphs and data tables for your perusal.
The data are presented in appendices as usual.
|Fig. 2 WOD Zones by Layer|
What all of that data averages out to is shown in Fig. 3.
There are three other appendices of graphs of that numerical data:
|Photon Count (mol/kg)||Graph Page One|
|CT / Photon Relation||Graph Page Two|
|Conservative Temperature||Graph Page Three|
The title of this post indicates that "ocean heat" has to be searched for.
|Fig. 3 WOD averages|
The other half of that story is that before one can search for 'ocean heat', one must know what it is.
That was pointed out in a scientific paper linked to in an earlier post in this series (In Search Of Ocean Heat - 5).
The scientist who wrote the paper is involved with TEOS-10 software, which I use because it easily locates the heat.
Anyway, before closing for today, I wanted to point out some of the reasons ocean heat has been so difficult for some oceanographers to find: 1) they were thinking 'it' is what caused the largest part of sea level rise (On Thermal Expansion & Thermal Contraction - 42), 2) they were not considering quantum physics (Quantum Oceanography, 2, 3, 4, 5), 3) they forgot that 'ocean heat' like all thermodynamic heat, flows from hot to cold (warmer to cooler), and so 4) they did not look deep enough to discover where the 'missing ocean heat' was going.
Closing comments: The graph at Fig. 3 shows that the deepest waters (on the Pelagic scale) have warmed by infrared radiation flowing from warmer shallower water down to the generally coldest water in the generally deepest depths.
The Hadopelagic depths in recent years are warmer than the shallower Abyssopelagic depths.
This shows up on the other graphs in the other appendices too.