the phenomenon of child is revolutionizing global average temperatures, both oceanic and atmospheric. Let’s take stock of the current situation of ocean anomalies as of June 25.
Ocean anomaly analysis
Current data on anomalies in the area The Child 3.4located in the Central Pacific Ocean, show a value of +0.916°C compared to the norm, a sign of a rather weak El Niño, currently still below +1.0°C.
However, the warmest part of the Pacific Ocean is still the eastern one. The sea adjacent to Peru shows a strong anomaly of +2.44°C.
Anomalies in the North Atlantic Ocean
Another important anomaly refers to the North Atlantic Ocean, which presents very high temperatures in its eastern zone, near the coasts of North Africa and Spain, up to England and Ireland. By contrast, the Labrador Current, which flows along the east coast of the US, is colder than normal.
This anomaly, currently equal to +1,065°C, is the highest ever reached in at least the last 40 years, despite a slight downward trend.
Climate impact of anomalies
From a climatic point of view, the consequences of these anomalies are not yet fully understood. The most important anomaly is that of the North Atlantic Ocean, which is creating considerable problems for international climatologists, with anomaly peaks of +5°C off the coast of France and the British Isles.
Cause of anomalies and predictions
The causes of these anomalies are subject to debate. Certainly the nascent Niño plays a role, but some blame the decline in sulfate dust production by commercial vessels on anti-pollution regulations. These dusts reflect part of the solar radiation that falls on ocean waters.
Others, on the other hand, speak of a “runaway greenhouse effect” caused by CO2 emissions from human activities. However, from the climatic point of view in our peninsula the effect is neutral, the summer is passing quite quiet in terms of temperatures, slightly above normal, while rainfall is, in general, above average .
The forecasts of the BOM, the meteorological research center of Australia, announce the arrival of a “Super El Niño”, with surface temperature anomalies equal to more than +3°C of the norm, therefore capable of revolutionizing great part of the global climate.