Abrupt warming of the Red Sea

Handle URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10754/552129
Title:
Abrupt warming of the Red Sea
Authors:
Raitsos, D. E.; Hoteit, Ibrahim ( 0000-0002-3751-4393 ) ; Prihartato, Perdana ( 0000-0002-9393-5125 ) ; Chronis, T.; Triantafyllou, G.; Abualnaja, Y.
Abstract:
Coral reef ecosystems, often referred to as “marine rainforests,” concentrate the most diverse life in the oceans. Red Sea reef dwellers are adapted in a very warm environment, fact that makes them vulnerable to further and rapid warming. The detection and understanding of abrupt temperature changes is an important task, as ecosystems have more chances to adapt in a slowly rather than in a rapid changing environment. Using satellite derived sea surface and ground based air temperatures, it is shown that the Red Sea is going through an intense warming initiated in the mid-90s, with evidence for an abrupt increase after 1994 (0.7°C difference pre and post the shift). The air temperature is found to be a key parameter that influences the Red Sea marine temperature. The comparisons with Northern Hemisphere temperatures revealed that the observed warming is part of global climate change trends. The hitherto results also raise additional questions regarding other broader climatic impacts over the area.
KAUST Department:
Red Sea Research Center (RSRC)
Citation:
Abrupt warming of the Red Sea 2011, 38 (14):n/a Geophysical Research Letters
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Journal:
Geophysical Research Letters
Issue Date:
19-Jul-2011
DOI:
10.1029/2011GL047984
Type:
Article
ISSN:
00948276
Additional Links:
http://doi.wiley.com/10.1029/2011GL047984
Appears in Collections:
Articles; Red Sea Research Center (RSRC)

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorRaitsos, D. E.en
dc.contributor.authorHoteit, Ibrahimen
dc.contributor.authorPrihartato, Perdanaen
dc.contributor.authorChronis, T.en
dc.contributor.authorTriantafyllou, G.en
dc.contributor.authorAbualnaja, Y.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-03T14:09:29Zen
dc.date.available2015-05-03T14:09:29Zen
dc.date.issued2011-07-19en
dc.identifier.citationAbrupt warming of the Red Sea 2011, 38 (14):n/a Geophysical Research Lettersen
dc.identifier.issn00948276en
dc.identifier.doi10.1029/2011GL047984en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/552129en
dc.description.abstractCoral reef ecosystems, often referred to as “marine rainforests,” concentrate the most diverse life in the oceans. Red Sea reef dwellers are adapted in a very warm environment, fact that makes them vulnerable to further and rapid warming. The detection and understanding of abrupt temperature changes is an important task, as ecosystems have more chances to adapt in a slowly rather than in a rapid changing environment. Using satellite derived sea surface and ground based air temperatures, it is shown that the Red Sea is going through an intense warming initiated in the mid-90s, with evidence for an abrupt increase after 1994 (0.7°C difference pre and post the shift). The air temperature is found to be a key parameter that influences the Red Sea marine temperature. The comparisons with Northern Hemisphere temperatures revealed that the observed warming is part of global climate change trends. The hitherto results also raise additional questions regarding other broader climatic impacts over the area.en
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwellen
dc.relation.urlhttp://doi.wiley.com/10.1029/2011GL047984en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Geophysical Research Lettersen
dc.titleAbrupt warming of the Red Seaen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentRed Sea Research Center (RSRC)en
dc.identifier.journalGeophysical Research Lettersen
dc.eprint.versionPublisher's Version/PDFen
dc.contributor.institutionHellenic Centre for Marine Research; Institute of Oceanography; Anavyssos Greeceen
kaust.authorRaitsos, Dionysios E.en
kaust.authorHoteit, Ibrahimen
kaust.authorPrihartato, Perdanaen
kaust.authorAbualnaja, Yasseren
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