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Respiratory disorder in the oceanEurekAlert | 18 Nov 2013
For more than four months, from Nov. 2012 to March 2013, Kiel ocean scientists investigated on the German research vessel METEOR the oxygen-poor upwelling regions in the tropical Pacific off Peru. First results of the project carried out in the context of the Collaborative Research Centre (SFB) 754 "Climate-biogeochemistry interactions in the tropical ocean" show how eddies in the ocean influence the oxygen and nutrient distribution in the oxygen-poor regions.
Looking for tomorrow's power source? Go fly a (underwater) kiteEurekAlert | 05 Nov 2013
As the world looks to wean itself from fossil fuels, a new answer may be emerging: underwater kites. A professor of mechanical engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute has received a grant from the National Science Foundation to explore ways to harness ocean currents and tidal flows using this unexpected technology.
VC predicts the motion of the oceanEurekAlert | 05 Nov 2013
(Australian National University) The Vice-Chancellor of The Australian National University has just published research that will help you every morning with the surf report.
New research illustrates Mississippi River's roleEurekAlert | 24 Oct 2013
A new study led by scientists at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science showed that the complex circulation from the Mississippi River plume played a substantial role in the transport and fate of the oil following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon incident.These findings provide new information on the transport of oil and other pollutants in the Gulf of Mexico.
NSF awards grants for deployment of new observing system in the North Atlantic OceanEurekAlert | 22 Oct 2013
(National Science Foundation) In an effort to study the circulation of ocean waters, a key component of the global climate system, the National Science Foundation has awarded $16 million in grants over the next five years to oceanographers at Duke University, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the University of Miami.
Chasing the black holes of the oceanEurekAlert | 24 Sep 2013
(ETH Zurich) According to researchers from ETH Zurich and the University of Miami, some of the largest ocean eddies on Earth are mathematically equivalent to the mysterious black holes of space. These eddies are so tightly shielded by circular water paths that nothing caught up in them escapes.
Undersea mountains provide crucial piece in climate prediction puzzleEurekAlert | 19 Sep 2013
(University of Exeter) A mystery in the ocean near Antarctica has been solved by researchers who have long puzzled over how deep and mid-depth ocean waters are mixed. They found that sea water mixes dramatically as it rushes over undersea mountains in Drake Passage -- the channel between the southern tip of South America and the Antarctic continent. Mixing of water layers in the oceans is crucial in regulating the Earth's climate and ocean currents.
Study Explores Complex Physical Oceanography in East China SeaWoods Hole Oceanographic Institution | 13 Sep 2013
In their work to understand the strong currents over the continental shelf and slope in the East China Sea, the researchers used four ships for intensive sampling of the continental shelf and slope, and deployed several moorings and conducted high-resolution hydrographic surveys.
2013 TalksWoods Hole Oceanographic Institution | 12 Aug 2013
All talks are held on Tuesdays at 3:00 at the WHOI Ocean Science Exhibit Center Auditorium, 15 School Street, Woods Hole. (unless otherwise noted). August 13: Ocean Currents: Tools Used to Record and Monitor Deep Ocean Currents.
Let My Mooring GoWoods Hole Oceanographic Institution | 18 Jul 2013
Jason mobilizes to rescue a key oceanographic intrument from the depths
Scientists cast doubt on theory of what triggered Antarctic glaciationEurekAlert | 12 Jul 2013
A team of US and UK scientists has found geologic evidence that casts doubt on one of the conventional explanations for how Antarctica's ice sheet began forming. Ian Dalziel of the University of Texas at Austin and his colleagues report finding an ancient volcanic arc in the Scotia Sea that might have prevented the Antarctic Circumpolar Current from forming until millions of years after Antarctic glaciation began.
Mesoscale ocean eddies impact weatherEurekAlert | 08 Jul 2013
Not only large-scale ocean currents impact weather but also relatively small eddies, as a new study by scientists at ETH Zurich reveals. The researchers therefore recommend to account for these eddies in weather prediction models.
Solar boat Türanor becomes a research vessel to study climate changeGuardian Unlimited | 20 Jun 2013
The MS Türanor SolarPlanet saw its glory days last year, when the catamaran went around the world powered only by the sun and energy stored in the huge battery packs in each pontoon. Now the 102-ft craft has embarked on a new life as a research vessel for a team of scientists from the University of Geneva studying the Gulf Stream under climate change.
'Hoff' crab's oceanic 'road trip'BBC | 19 Jun 2013
A hairy crab named after US actor David Hasselhoff hitched a ride on an ocean "highway" to colonise deep sea vents in the Atlantic tens of millions of years ago.
Arctic current flowed under deep freeze of last ice age, study saysEurekAlert | 30 May 2013
During the last ice age, when thick ice covered the Arctic, many scientists assumed that the deep currents below that feed the North Atlantic Ocean and help drive global ocean currents slowed or even stopped. But in a new study in Nature, researchers show that the deep Arctic Ocean has been churning briskly for the last 35,000 years, through the chill of the last ice age and warmth of modern times.