The rise of ocean water temperatures is represented by intensification of the hydrological cycle and the spate of extreme weather events around the globe, as reported by the IPCC SREX report 2012 (http://ipccwg2and in the enclosed papers.
gov/SREX/), Rahmstorf and Coumou 2011, Hansen et al. 2011, Hansen 2012 and other papers.
Floods, storms and snow storms (as in the North Atlantic) are no exception, reflecting contrasts in pressure and temepratures across oceanic regions.
Dr Andrew Glikson Earth and Paleoclimate science
School of Archaeology and Anthropology
Affiliations: Climate Change Institute & Planetary Science Institute Australian National University
Honorary Professor, Geothermal Energy Centre of Excellence