The Ocean absorbed a record high level of heat energy in 2023, reveals a new study published in Nature magazine

A new paper in Nature Reviews Earth & Environment, “Ocean Heat Content in 2023” co￾authored by Mercator Ocean’s Karina von Schuckmann and Audrey Minière, sheds light on the global accumulation of Ocean Heat Content (OHC), which indicates the quantity of energy absorbed by the Ocean at varying depths and locations. The paper revealed that OHC reached a record high in 2023, continuing the long-term increase registered since 1960. Ocean Heat Content has been breaking records yearly since 2017. Trends found in the research paper confirm a robust long-term Ocean warming acceleration.

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