GCOS EHI 1960-2020 Earth Heat Inventoy Ocean Heat Content data

von Schuckmann, Karina et al.

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The file “GCOS_EHI_1960-2020_Earth_Heat_Inventory_Ocean_Heat_Content_data.nc” contains a consistent long-term Earth system heat inventory over the period 1960-2020. Human-induced atmospheric composition changes cause a radiative imbalance at the top-of-atmosphere which is driving global warming. Understanding the heat gain of the Earth system from this accumulated heat – and particularly how much and where the heat is distributed in the Earth system - is fundamental to understanding how this affects warming oceans, atmosphere and land, rising temperatures and sea level, and loss of grounded and floating ice, which are fundamental concerns for society. This dataset is based on a study under the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) concerted international effort to update the Earth heat inventory published in von Schuckmann et al. (2020), and presents an updated international assessment of ocean warming estimates, and new and updated estimates of heat gain in the atmosphere, cryosphere and land over the period 1960-2020. The dataset also contains estimates for global ocean heat content over 1960-2020 for different depth layers, i.e., 0-300m, 0-700m, 700-2000m, 0-2000m, 2000-bottom, which are described in von Schuckmann et al. (2022).
Spatial Coverage
Longitude 0 to 360 Latitude -60 to 60
Temporal Coverage
1960-01-01 to 2020-12-31
Use constraints
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Data Catalog
World Data Center for Climate
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Creation Date
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von Schuckmann, Karina; Minière, Audrey; Gues, Flora; Cuesta-Valero, Francisco; Kirchengast, Gottfried; Adusumilli, Susheel; Straneo, Fiammetta; Allan, Richard; Barker, Paul M.; Beltrami, Hugo; Boyer, Tim; Cheng, Lijing; Church, John; Desbruyeres, Damien; Dolman, Han; Domingues, Catia M.; García-García, Almudena; Gilson, John; Gorfer, Maximilian; Haimberger, Leopold; Hendricks, Stefan; Hosoda, Shigeki; Johnson, Gregory C.; Killick, Rachel; King, Brian; Kolodziejczyk, Nicolas; Korosov, Anton; Krinner, Gerhard; Kuusela, Mikael; Langer, Moritz; Lavergne, Thomas; Lawrence, Isobel; Li, Yuehua; Lyman, John; Marzeion, Ben; Mayer, Michael; MacDougall, Andrew; McDougall, Trevor; Monselesan, Didier; Nitzbon, Jean; Otosaka, Inès; Peng, Jian; Purkey, Sarah; Roemmich, Dean; Sato, Kanako; Sato, Katsunari; Savita, Abhishek; Schweiger, Axel; Shepherd, Andrew; Seneviratne, Sonia; Slater, Donald; Slater, Thomas; Simons, Leon; Smith, Noah; Steiner, Andrea; Szekely, Tanguy; Suga,Toshio; Thiery, Wim; Timmermanns, Mary-Louise; Vanderkelen, Inne; Wijffels, Susan; Wu, Tonghua; Zemp, Michael (2022). GCOS EHI 1960-2020 Earth Heat Inventory Ocean Heat Content. World Data Center for Climate (WDCC) at DKRZ. https://doi.org/10.26050/WDCC/GCOS_EHI_1960-2020_OHC

[Entry acronym: GCOS_EHI_1960-2020_OHC_d] [Entry id: 3929326]
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GCOS EHI 1960-2020 Earth Heat Inventory Ocean Heat Content