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Figure 1 from Volkov et al. 2017. Map of path along which deep-ocean temperature measurements were taken in 2005 and 2014 (labeled on map as P16).

Is the Deep Ocean Warming Too?

Julia Dohner

It’s been shown that the surface of the South Pacific Ocean has been warming by absorbing excess heat from the atmosphere, but is this heat making it down to the deep ocean? Deep-ocean warming can lead to more rapid global warming in the future, but detecting it is tricky. Despite the challenges, a team of researchers shows that the Deep South Pacific has indeed been warming.

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