Sea surface temperature
- Sea surface temperature in European seas has been increasing in the past century at a faster rate than the global ocean.
- The rate of increase in sea surface temperature in all European seas during the past 25 years is the largest ever measured in any 25-year period. It has been several times faster than the average rate of increase during the past century, and it is also much faster than the global ocean.
- Globally averaged sea surface temperature is projected to continue to increase although more slowly than atmospheric temperature.