Raising the upper 250 m of the Gulf of Alaska by 1C is about equivalent to having an extra 100 days of solar heating.

The Blob Maybe Dissipating, But its Impacts are Still Evident

From: Dr. Seth Danielson at the University of Alaska – School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences

“Here is a first look at the 2015-2016 GAK1 mooring data, which was just recently recovered, see attached.  At GAK1 we have now had 26 months in a row of above average temperatures. The full water column (0-250 m) temperature anomaly (difference from the longterm average) is currently near +1 deg C higher than the 45-year mean.

Raising the upper 250 m of the Gulf of Alaska by 1 deg C is about equivalent to having an extra 100 days of solar heating.
If you prefer to think of heat in terms of electrical appliances, compared to the long-term mean the excess heat contained in one square mile of ocean having the same depth is equivalent to the power needed to operate 50,000 toaster ovens 24 hours a day for a year.”
GAK1tempAnomaly_0to250m (2)
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