Research

Distribution of ocean heat uptake and its implications for sea level and climate change

  • Research Theme
    Oceans & Cryosphere
  • Cross-disciplinary Theme(s)
    Climate Change; Ocean-Earth System
  • Funded By

    Australian Research Council
    From 2013 to 2017

  • Principal Investigator

    Dr Catia Domingues

  • Project Summary

    Increasing sea level and ocean temperature provide critical evidence of long term warming of the climate system. The proposed research will investigate geographical changes in the vertical distribution of heat uptake by the ocean and contribution to sea level changes, including an understanding of physical mechanisms and the role of human activity and other natural external and internal factors. These expected outcomes will contribute to place more rigorous constraints on the likelihood of future warming and sea level rise projections, and are aligned with scientific deliverables required to address key questions in support of Australia's climate change policy.

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Authorised by the Executive Director, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies
October 30, 2015