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Assessing recent warming using instrumentally homogeneous sea surface temperature records

Overview of attention for article published in Science Advances, January 2017
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Title
Assessing recent warming using instrumentally homogeneous sea surface temperature records
Published in
Science Advances, January 2017
DOI 10.1126/sciadv.1601207
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Authors

Zeke Hausfather, Kevin Cowtan, David C. Clarke, Peter Jacobs, Mark Richardson, Robert Rohde

Abstract

Sea surface temperature (SST) records are subject to potential biases due to changing instrumentation and measurement practices. Significant differences exist between commonly used composite SST reconstructions from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Extended Reconstruction Sea Surface Temperature (ERSST), the Hadley Centre SST data set (HadSST3), and the Japanese Meteorological Agency's Centennial Observation-Based Estimates of SSTs (COBE-SST) from 2003 to the present. The update from ERSST version 3b to version 4 resulted in an increase in the operational SST trend estimate during the last 19 years from 0.07° to 0.12°C per decade, indicating a higher rate of warming in recent years. We show that ERSST version 4 trends generally agree with largely independent, near-global, and instrumentally homogeneous SST measurements from floating buoys, Argo floats, and radiometer-based satellite measurements that have been developed and deployed during the past two decades. We find a large cooling bias in ERSST version 3b and smaller but significant cooling biases in HadSST3 and COBE-SST from 2003 to the present, with respect to most series examined. These results suggest that reported rates of SST warming in recent years have been underestimated in these three data sets.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 3 1%
Chile 2 <1%
Sweden 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Switzerland 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Argentina 1 <1%
Belgium 1 <1%
Japan 1 <1%
Other 1 <1%
Unknown 193 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 53 26%
Student > Ph. D. Student 41 20%
Student > Master 27 13%
Student > Bachelor 15 7%
Other 13 6%
Other 43 21%
Unknown 14 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Earth and Planetary Sciences 66 32%
Environmental Science 40 19%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 35 17%
Engineering 10 5%
Physics and Astronomy 7 3%
Other 29 14%
Unknown 19 9%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1762. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 21 April 2021.
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