publication . Article . 2013

Sea surface temperature trends in the coastal ocean

Amos, C.L.; Al-Rashidi, Thamer B.; Rakha, Karim; El-Gamily, Hamdy; Nicholls, R.J.;
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  • Published: 01 Mar 2013
  • Country: United Kingdom
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 (p...
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