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Marine heatwaves are getting hotter, lasting longer and doing more damage


Oliver, ECJ and Hobday, AJ and Smale, D and Holbrook, NJ and Wernberg, T, Marine heatwaves are getting hotter, lasting longer and doing more damage, The Conversation, The Conversation Media Group, Ltd., Australia, 31 May (2018) [Magazine Article]

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On land, heatwaves can be deadly for humans and wildlife and can devastate crops and forests. Unusually warm periods can also occur in the ocean. These can last for weeks or months, killing off kelp forests and corals, and producing other significant impacts on marine ecosystems, fishing and aquaculture industries. Yet until recently, the formation, distribution and frequency of marine heatwaves had received little research attention.

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Item Type:Magazine Article
Keywords:heatwaves, climate change, variability
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Oceanography
Research Field:Physical oceanography
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Understanding climate change
Objective Field:Climate variability (excl. social impacts)
UTAS Author:Oliver, ECJ (Dr Eric Oliver)
UTAS Author:Holbrook, NJ (Professor Neil Holbrook)
ID Code:128059
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Oceans and Cryosphere
Deposited On:2018-08-30
Last Modified:2018-08-30

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