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Longer and more frequent marine heatwaves over the past century

Overview of attention for article published in Nature Communications, April 2018
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Title
Longer and more frequent marine heatwaves over the past century
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Nature Communications, April 2018
DOI 10.1038/s41467-018-03732-9
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Eric C. J. Oliver, Markus G. Donat, Michael T. Burrows, Pippa J. Moore, Dan A. Smale, Lisa V. Alexander, Jessica A. Benthuysen, Ming Feng, Alex Sen Gupta, Alistair J. Hobday, Neil J. Holbrook, Sarah E. Perkins-Kirkpatrick, Hillary A. Scannell, Sandra C. Straub, Thomas Wernberg

Abstract

Heatwaves are important climatic extremes in atmospheric and oceanic systems that can have devastating and long-term impacts on ecosystems, with subsequent socioeconomic consequences. Recent prominent marine heatwaves have attracted considerable scientific and public interest. Despite this, a comprehensive assessment of how these ocean temperature extremes have been changing globally is missing. Using a range of ocean temperature data including global records of daily satellite observations, daily in situ measurements and gridded monthly in situ-based data sets, we identify significant increases in marine heatwaves over the past century. We find that from 1925 to 2016, global average marine heatwave frequency and duration increased by 34% and 17%, respectively, resulting in a 54% increase in annual marine heatwave days globally. Importantly, these trends can largely be explained by increases in mean ocean temperatures, suggesting that we can expect further increases in marine heatwave days under continued global warming.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 414 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 82 20%
Researcher 77 19%
Student > Master 62 15%
Student > Bachelor 50 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 18 4%
Other 66 16%
Unknown 59 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 107 26%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 104 25%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 80 19%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 10 2%
Medicine and Dentistry 5 1%
Other 25 6%
Unknown 83 20%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1516. 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 26 January 2020.
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