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Yuan interviewed by Washington Post, research featured

In the June 14, 2023, Washington Post article, "Scientists are baffled why the oceans are warming so fast," Tianle Yuan (613/UMBC) contributes to the discussion among climate and hurricane researchers. The article presents possible links to ocean warming, including the effect of weather patterns and El Nino. The article references the research by Dr. Yuan and colleagues on the effect of the 2020 regulation for ships to use fuel with reduced sulfur content, which led to reduced pollutants. A theory exists that there is a connection between the reduced sulfur content in the atmosphere and higher temperatures in the ocean, a possibility that is up for discussion. What is clear is that data show increasing ocean warmth.

Posted: June 16, 2023, 2:26 PM