23 Feb 2015

The Warming Oceans

From Nights, 7:12 pm on 23 February 2015

Oceanographers with deep-going Argo float
Dean Roemmich from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, NIWA oceanographer Phil Sutton, and Kyle Grindley, also from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography with an Argo float. (image: Dave Allen/NIWA)

From the results of their study with Argo floats, oceanographers Prof. Dean Roemmich from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, and Dr Philip Sutton from NIWA, have confirmed the world's oceans have risen in temperature, as they explain to Paul Brennan.

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