Mediterranean Sea was 2 degrees hotter during Roman Empire

CNR study shows phase of high water temperatures

17 July, 18:14

    (ANSAmed) - NAPLES, 17 LUG - The Roman Empire periodo was the hottest for Mediterranean waters in the past 2,000 years, with sea surface temperatures about two degrees higher than the average seen at the end of the 20th century.

    This fact emerged during a study conducted by the Italian National Research Centre (CNR) through the Hydrogeological Protection Research Institute (CNR-IRPI) in collaboration with the Marine Sciences Institute (CNR-ISMAR) and the University of Barcelona, which studied the phase of exceptional heating of the Mediterranean surface in the first half millenium of the Christian Era.

    The study, published in Scientific Reports of the Nature group, is based on a reconstruction of the sea surface temperature of the past 5,000 years. (ANSAmed).

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