The University of Southampton
University of Southampton Institutional Repository

Sea surface temperature trends in the coastal ocean

Sea surface temperature trends in the coastal ocean
Sea surface temperature trends in the coastal ocean
Sea surface temperature (SST) trends in the coastal zone are shown to be increasing at rates that exceed the global trends by up to an order of magnitude. This paper compiles some of the evidence of the trends published in the literature. The evidence suggests that urbanization in the coastal hinterland is having a direct effect on SST through increased temperatures of river and lake waters, as well as through heated run-off and thermal effluent discharges from coastal infrastructure. These local drivers of SST are compounded by regional drivers manifest as changing weather patterns (latent heat exchange) and direct radiative heating of shallow coastal waters (particularly in restricted embayments and seas). Thus the impact of urbanization on SST may extend well beyond the much-popularised impact of “greenhouse gasses”. The Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership Report [37] stated that our capacity to define and predict long-term coastal changes due to anthropogenic causes is “unknown” and confidence in results is “low”. This is a major barrier to planning for inevitable changes in coastal climate that are likely to take place over the coming decades.
0976-6960
1-13
Amos, C.L.
d0a18a13-bccd-4fdc-8901-aea595d4ed5c
Al-Rashidi, Thamer B.
912dc906-603c-4319-8e9c-36fb0db9a946
Rakha, Karim
e88eab42-57be-41e9-a954-6da407c3f1f3
El-Gamily, Hamdy
802c42c1-6ea6-4121-a97d-04fbb77a4d54
Nicholls, R.J.
4ce1e355-cc5d-4702-8124-820932c57076
Amos, C.L.
d0a18a13-bccd-4fdc-8901-aea595d4ed5c
Al-Rashidi, Thamer B.
912dc906-603c-4319-8e9c-36fb0db9a946
Rakha, Karim
e88eab42-57be-41e9-a954-6da407c3f1f3
El-Gamily, Hamdy
802c42c1-6ea6-4121-a97d-04fbb77a4d54
Nicholls, R.J.
4ce1e355-cc5d-4702-8124-820932c57076

Amos, C.L., Al-Rashidi, Thamer B., Rakha, Karim, El-Gamily, Hamdy and Nicholls, R.J. (2013) Sea surface temperature trends in the coastal ocean. Current Development in Oceanography, 6 (1), 1-13.

Record type: Article

Abstract

Sea surface temperature (SST) trends in the coastal zone are shown to be increasing at rates that exceed the global trends by up to an order of magnitude. This paper compiles some of the evidence of the trends published in the literature. The evidence suggests that urbanization in the coastal hinterland is having a direct effect on SST through increased temperatures of river and lake waters, as well as through heated run-off and thermal effluent discharges from coastal infrastructure. These local drivers of SST are compounded by regional drivers manifest as changing weather patterns (latent heat exchange) and direct radiative heating of shallow coastal waters (particularly in restricted embayments and seas). Thus the impact of urbanization on SST may extend well beyond the much-popularised impact of “greenhouse gasses”. The Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership Report [37] stated that our capacity to define and predict long-term coastal changes due to anthropogenic causes is “unknown” and confidence in results is “low”. This is a major barrier to planning for inevitable changes in coastal climate that are likely to take place over the coming decades.

Text
13-CDO-00601-001.pdf - Version of Record
Download (213kB)

More information

Published date: March 2013
Organisations: Coastal & Shelf Research, Civil Maritime & Env. Eng & Sci Unit

Identifiers

Local EPrints ID: 351005
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/351005
ISSN: 0976-6960
PURE UUID: 7b5c0783-4dd3-4b15-92ff-c98c4ded243c
ORCID for R.J. Nicholls: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-9715-1109

Catalogue record

Date deposited: 12 Apr 2013 15:31
Last modified: 20 Jul 2019 00:59

Export record

Download statistics

Downloads from ePrints over the past year. Other digital versions may also be available to download e.g. from the publisher's website.

View more statistics

Atom RSS 1.0 RSS 2.0

Contact ePrints Soton: eprints@soton.ac.uk

ePrints Soton supports OAI 2.0 with a base URL of https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/cgi/oai2

This repository has been built using EPrints software, developed at the University of Southampton, but available to everyone to use.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies on the University of Southampton website.

×