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Black Sea water temperatures may buck global trend

15 September 2017

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Average surface temperatures of the Black Sea may not have risen, according to the surprising results of a new study from the JRC.

The study used a model to simulate possible temperature changes and predict long term trends in the Black Sea's hydrodynamics.

While the surface showed no long term warming trend, the same simulations also indicated that average temperatures at 50 metres below the surface may be rising.

Source: European Commission

Image credit: European Union, 2017 - JRC scientists simulated the Black Sea's characteristics, including its currents, salt content and temperature

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