[Coral-List] NOAA Issues Unscheduled El Nino Advisory

Gene Shinn eshinn at marine.usf.edu
Thu Sep 14 16:12:50 EDT 2006

Mark, I am confused.  El Nino is supposed to cause ocean warming 
while it winds stop hurricanes in their tracks yet a lead news item 
in NATURE,  24 August, titled "Oceans cool off in hottest years" 
says "the world's seas have cooled substantially during some of the 
warmest years in recent history. The data to be published in 
Geophysical Research Letters, based on measurements from a global 
array of 2500 floating sensors (ARGO program), show the oceans have 
cooled down to a depth of 750 meters over the past 2 years.  Its all 
very confusing, I can only imagine how it confuses  the public that 
pays the bills. Gene

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