Ocean Warming is Making Waves Much More Powerful

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Published on January 14, 2019 - Duration: 00:59s

Ocean Warming is Making Waves Much More Powerful

University of California researchers found wave power increased globally by 0.4% every year since 1948.

This is bad news for coastal regions facing rising sea levels and more intense storms.

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Ocean Warming is Making Waves Much More Powerful

It’s common knowledge that the world’s oceans are heating up????but now scientists have found that’s causing an increase in wave energy ????A University of California team looked at energy transmitted from wind to wave motion ????and recorded that wave power has increased globally by 0.4% every year since 1948????thanks to rising temps at the ocean’s surface????Since sea temps also influence wind patterns, it becomes a vicious cycle????That’s bad news for coastal regions facing rising sea levels and more intense storms????but they hope to use this finding as an indicator of global warming ????Researchers published their findings in the journal Nature Communications??

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