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Sovremennye problemy distantsionnogo zondirovaniya Zemli iz kosmosa


Sovremennye problemy distantsionnogo zondirovaniya Zemli iz kosmosa, 2013, Vol. 10, No. 3, pp. 201-207

On estimation of the World Ocean Heat Content based on satellite sea surface temperature data

V.N. Malinin , S.M. Gordeeva , N.I. Glock 
Russian State Hydrometeorological University (RSHU), Saint-Petersburg, Russia
The paper discusses the interannual variability of the World Ocean Heat Content (WOHC) since the middle of the 20th century until now. The mean trend of WOHC amounts to 0.22 × 1022 J per year and describes 75% of the initial variance. Based on reanalysis and satellite data on sea surface temperature the fine-resolution statistical models describing WOHC variations are constructed. A certain stabilization of WOHC fluctuations was shown since 2008.
Keywords: теплосодержание океана, температура поверхности океана, статистические модели, охлаждение океана, ocean heat content, sea surface temperature, statistical models, ocean cooling
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