Coral reefs and climate change: Microbes could be the key to coral death

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  1. Hi Mick,

    You might want to check your assumptions with the actual data: here is an extract from the journal Nature regarding the apparent cooling of the oceans and the Argo probes:

    “In 2006, data from the array led a team of scientists to the surprising conclusion that the world’s oceans had cooled during 2003–05 — exceptionally warm years in terms of global surface temperature. The team published its findings in Geophysical Research Letters. Such apparent cooling was seized on by people keen to highlight the uncertainties in forecasts of global warming.

    That cooling has now been shown to be an artefact. In some of the buoys — they are manufactured in separate batches — a software glitch caused the temperature and salinity data to be associated with the wrong depths. When the problem data are excluded from the analysis, the cooling trend drops below the level of statistical significance”

    (http://w3.jcommops.org/FTPRoot/Argo/Doc/Nature-2007.pdf)

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