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14 [degrees] C per decade, while the atmosphere warmed at 0.
The globe has warmed markedly during the past decade, so much so that 7 of the 10 warmest years on record occurred after 1990.
We've been noticing ever since the end of last year that the waters have warmed rather rapidly throughout the central equatorial Pacific, as well as near the South American coast," says Vernon Kousky of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in Camp Springs, Md.
This reluctant section of the Pacific may explain why Earth has not warmed as quickly as expected, says Mark A.
Despite the absence of greenhouse gas data, the modeled atmosphere warmed up.
During the 1981 expedition, researchers discovered that the western portion of the Atlantic had warmed by as much as several tenths of a degree Celsius since 1957.
The reduction in clouds warmed the planet because more sunlight could reach its surface.
But an extensive study of temperatures over the Arctic Ocean indicates this region has not warmed over the last four decades, a group of U.
Because temperature records indicate the Earth has warmed over the last century, scientists must consider whether they have overestimated the influence of sulfates or smoke aerosols or both.
The report emphasizes a well-known point among climate experts: The world has not warmed as quickly as computer climate models predicted it would.