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July 2012

HMS Challenger Expedition (1872 to 1876) — The Greatest Scientific Venture of the 18th and 19th Century

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HMS Challenger Expedition gave us exceptional baseline data for 21st century ocean warming evaluation. Average global ocean temperature change is  0.59 degrees C.   Reference: Roemmich,135 years of global ocean warming between the Challenger expedition and the Argo Programme, Nature Climate Change, April 2012. http://www.nature.com/nclimate/journal/v2/n6/full/nclimate1461.html?WT.ec_id=NCLIMATE-201206…

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