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dc.contributor.authorRaitsos, Dionysios E.
dc.contributor.authorHoteit, Ibrahim
dc.contributor.authorPrihartato, Perdana
dc.contributor.authorChronis, T.
dc.contributor.authorTriantafyllou, G.
dc.contributor.authorAbualnaja, Yasser
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-03T14:09:29Z
dc.date.available2015-05-03T14:09:29Z
dc.date.issued2011-07-19
dc.identifier.citationAbrupt warming of the Red Sea 2011, 38 (14):n/a Geophysical Research Letters
dc.identifier.issn00948276
dc.identifier.doi10.1029/2011GL047984
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/552129
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.
dc.publisherAmerican Geophysical Union (AGU)
dc.relation.urlhttp://doi.wiley.com/10.1029/2011GL047984
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Geophysical Research Letters
dc.titleAbrupt warming of the Red Sea
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentEarth Fluid Modeling and Prediction Group
dc.contributor.departmentEarth Science and Engineering Program
dc.contributor.departmentMarine Science Program
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Science and Engineering (PSE) Division
dc.contributor.departmentRed Sea Research Center (RSRC)
dc.identifier.journalGeophysical Research Letters
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dc.contributor.institutionHellenic Centre for Marine Research; Institute of Oceanography; Anavyssos Greece
kaust.personRaitsos, Dionysios E.
kaust.personHoteit, Ibrahim
kaust.personPrihartato, Perdana
kaust.personAbualnaja, Yasser
refterms.dateFOA2018-06-14T05:01:53Z
dc.date.published-online2011-07-19
dc.date.published-print2011-07


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