An interdisciplinary team of researchers say they have found “missing heat” in the climate system, casting doubt on suggestions that global warming has slowed or stopped over the past decade. Observational data on which climate records are based cover only 84 percent of the planet – with Polar regions and parts of Africa largely excluded.
Now, Kevin Cowtan, a computational scientist at the Univ. of York, and Robert Way, a cryosphere specialist and PhD student at the Univ. of Ottawa, have reconstructed the “missing” global temperatures using a combination of observations from satellites and surface data from weather stations and ships on the peripheries of the un-sampled regions.
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