Climate Change 2001:
Working Group I: The Scientific Basis
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Figure 2.11: Time-series for 1948 to 1998 of ocean heat content anomalies in the upper 300 m for the two hemispheres and the global ocean. Note that 1.5 x 1022 J equals 1 watt-year-m-2 averaged over the entire surface of the earth. Vertical lines through each yearly estimate are ± one standard error (Levitus et al., 2000b).

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