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2003) (arbitrary scale) at the bottom indicates the timing of major volcanic eruptions. The brown curve is a 3-year running average of these values, included for comparison with the smoothed observations. Figure modified from Domingues et al. (2008). 16 Philip C. Reid et al. Southern Ocean dataset has revealed significant warming (Gille, 2008). However, much remains to be done to identify clearly these regional patterns to understand the dynamics underlying the changes and to evaluate the ability of climate models to simulate the variability.
All of these factors can lead to feedbacks to climate change. Because of its fundamental importance, there have been many studies of changes in ocean heat content. These have revealed deficiencies in both historical and recent global ocean datasets. Analyses have demonstrated significant time-dependent biases in the expendable bathythermograph (XBT) data that dominates the historical archive since the early 1970s until the recent advent of Argo profiling floats. Wijffels et al. (2008) have shown that biases in the fall rate of XBTs are the dominant source of error and that they can be reduced substantially.
Calcification (see Section 5) has the opposite effect to primary production, releasing some CO2 to the water that may outgas adding to the CO2 concentration in the atmosphere. The effects of projected changes in the pH of the oceans (acidification), in combination with rising temperature, on plankton community structure and calcification/dissolution processes are likely to have profound implications for biodiversity, living marine resources and again with likely feedback to the carbon cycle (see Sections 4 and 5).
Advances in Marine Biology by David W. Sims (Eds.)