Global ocean heat content 1955–2008 in light of recently revealed instrumentation problems
Article first published online: 11 APR 2009
Copyright 2009 by the American Geophysical Union.
Geophysical Research Letters
Volume 36, Issue 7, April 2009
How to Cite
2009), Global ocean heat content 1955–2008 in light of recently revealed instrumentation problems, Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L07608, doi:10.1029/2008GL037155., , , , , and (
- Issue published online: 11 APR 2009
- Article first published online: 11 APR 2009
- Manuscript Accepted: 18 MAR 2009
- Manuscript Revised: 26 FEB 2009
- Manuscript Received: 31 DEC 2008
- ocean heat content
 We provide estimates of the warming of the world ocean for 1955–2008 based on historical data not previously available, additional modern data, correcting for instrumental biases of bathythermograph data, and correcting or excluding some Argo float data. The strong interdecadal variability of global ocean heat content reported previously by us is reduced in magnitude but the linear trend in ocean heat content remain similar to our earlier estimate.