Interesting that it still looks as cold and look at the match between the Kuroshio current (East of Japan ) and the Gulf Stream. The Kuroshio current only normally runs hot if there is a La Nina
"Observations of the North Equatorial Current, Mindanao Current, and Kuroshio current system during the 2006/07 El Niño and 2007/08 La Niña
Two onboard observation campaigns were carried out in the western boundary region of the Philippine Sea in December 2006 and January 2008 during the 2006/07 El Niño and the 2007/08 La Niña to observe the North Equatorial Current (NEC), Mindanao Current (MC), and Kuroshio current system. The NEC and MC measured in late 2006 under El Niño conditions were stronger than those measured during early 2008 under La Niña conditions. The opposite was true for the current speed of the Kuroshio, which was stronger in early 2008 than in late 2006. The increase in dynamic height around 8°N, 130°E from December 2006 to January 2008 resulted in a weakening of the NEC and MC. Local wind variability in this region did not appear to contribute to changes in the current system."
There used to be a joke about the heat 'hiding in the deep oceans' ....
Then the next question is: Are distortions of the crust that could be caused by inertial effects as Earth's orbit is acted upon by the gravity of other planets (a long way to say barycentric motion) causing the seismic activity that releases heat into the oceans.
Last Edit: Jan 30, 2020 16:08:18 GMT by nautonnier
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