Warming hotspots induced by more eddies

Source: Nature.com

Nature Climate Change, Published online: 29 September 2022; doi:10.1038/s41558-022-01488-1

Western boundary currents are narrow, fast-moving ocean flows that are experiencing rapid warming under climate change. Using satellite observations and high-resolution model simulations, two studies now find that this rapid warming is primarily induced by poleward-intensifying ocean eddies.