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#CLIMATE #p2 SkS Analogy 4 - Ocean Time Lag

#CLIMATE #p2 SkS Analogy 4 - Ocean Time Lag

SkS Analogy 4 - Ocean Time Lag Posted on 18 May 2017 by Evan Tag Line Greenhouse gases (GHG) determine amount of warming, but oceans delay the warming. Elevator Statement To see how the oceans delay warming of the atmosphere, try the following thought experiment. Imagine a pot that holds about 8 liters/quarts. Hang a thermometer from the center of the lid so that it hangs in the middle of the pot. Put the pot on the stove with no water, just air. Turn the burner on your stove on very low heat. Measure the time it takes for the thermometer to reach 60°C (about 140°F). Remove the pot from the stove, let it cool, fill with water, and place it on the stove on very low heat. How much longer does it take to reach 60°C (about 140°F) with water instead of air in the pot? A lot longer! If you wanted to heat the water to 90°C (about 195°F) in the same amount of time, you would need ...

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