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Dr. Dong Liang’s Research Reexamines the Influence of CO2 Greenhouse Effect

October 16, 2020      Author:

On October 9, 2020, the research paper titled "CO2‐Induced Decoupling of Tropical Surface and Thermocline Water Temperature at the Onset of Interglacial" was published in the top-notch academic journal Geophysical Research Letters, a flagship publication of the American Geophysical Union. This research was jointly completed by Dr. Dong Liang from School of Oceanography and other researchers. Dr. Dong Liang is the first author, and Shanghai Jiao Tong University is the first affiliation.

In the research paper, they suggest that CO2 and global monsoon are the key factors to drive the decoupling of surface-subsurface water temperature in low-latitude tropical oceans during interglacial periods. Their findings shed new light on the understanding of the natural internal thermal dynamics of the Earth under the increasing attention to global warming and offers a new perspective to examine the influence of elevated CO2 concentration.

The first author is Dr. Dong Liang, an assistant researcher from SJTU School of Oceanography. The corresponding author is Professor Jia Guodong from Tong Ji University and Researcher Du Yan from South China Sea Institute of Oceanology Chinese Academy of Science. Collaborators also include Professor Zhang Xu from Lan Zhou University as well as Professor Li Li and Professor Li Qianyu from Tong Ji University. This research is supported by National Key R&D Program(2016YF0601104), Key project of China Ocean Mineral Resources Research and Development Association (DY135-B2-12), the Senior User Project of RV KEXUE(KEXUE2019GZ06).


Paper Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2020GL088805


Author: Xie Anqi

Affiliation: School of Oceanography, SJTU