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Deep Mystery: Are the Seas Warming or Cooling? : DNews — news.discovery.com

Sometimes, the science involving climate change can get a bit confusing, because scientists are still trying to figure out the intricacies of the process of how the planet is warming.  Case in point: On the same day, Oct. 5, the journal Nature Climate Change published two articles that are likely to confuse non-scientists and possibly compel other researchers to adjust their calculations. One study, authored by Paul Durack, a researcher with the federal government's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and colleagues, shows that from the 1970s through the mid-2000s, the rise in temperature in the upper oceans was bigger than scientists previously had calculated, by as much as 25 percent.  In contrast, another study by scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Ca., reports no measurable increase in temperatures in the deep portion of the oceans between 2005 and 2013, and seems to suggest that previous studies have overestimated warming in the ocean depths.

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