Climate and sea Level

Thames barrier
The first predications of coastal sea level with warming of two degrees by 2040 show an average rate of increase three times higher than the 20th century rate of sea level rise. These predictions have been published today in the Proceedings of the...
Methane hydrate recovered from ocean sediments off Svalbard
NOC scientists have contributed to the publication of an authoritative new report on the impacts of ocean warming on species, ecosystems, and ocean ‘goods and services,’ such as carbon management, fisheries and coastal protection....
The M,V ShengKing
Measuring devices being installed on a cargo ship will provide oceanographers with vital data on the oceans’ ability to slow the build-up of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere as part of a major new collaboration between industry and the...
William J. Baxter and Virgil Partch, “Warmer Weather! . . . Boom in North” (New York: International Economic Research Bureau, 19
The uncertainty associated with projections of end-of-century global warming by Earth System Models (ESM’s) can be understood in terms of two components, according to research by NOC scientist Tom Anderson (with co-workers Ed Hawkins and Phil...
Bournemouth in the heatwave of 2012
A new link between the development of heat waves over Central and Western Europe and temperatures in the North Atlantic has been discovered by scientists from the National Oceanography Centre and the University of Southampton. This finding may be...
The ocean
To investigate why the global warming trend varies from decade to decade, scientists from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) will work alongside those from nine other research organisations as part of a major new multidisciplinary research...
ODAS bouy being deployed
Most ocean data sets are far too short for the accurate detection of trends resulting from global climate change, according to research published today in the journal Global Change Biology.  This study, by scientists at the National...
Earth from space – credit: NASA
A new method of tracking ocean currents from space has been developed by NASA scientists and verified using data from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC). The importance of these ocean currents as a driving force in the global climatic system is...
Colne Rising guided walk
The National Oceanography Centre has lent its expertise to the creation of a fictitious story where rising sea levels due to climate change, and the equinox brings a massive flood to one of the highest areas of the country. ‘Colne Rising...
Dr Elizabeth Kent being presented with the Adrian Gill Prize by Professor Joanna Haigh, President of the RMS
The Royal Meteorological Society (RMS) has presented Dr Elizabeth Kent with the prestigious Adrian Gill Prize at its Annual General Meeting in London this month. Dr Elizabeth Kent, from the UK’s National Oceanography Centre (NOC), was...

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