Oceanography

Intensified Water Cycle Linked To Ocean Salinity Changes

The world's water cycle has already intensified and the changes are consistent with predictions made by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, according to  new research in the Journal of Climate. The stronger water cycle means arid regions ha ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 16 2010 - 12:49pm

Ocean Acidification Poses Real Threat, Actress Warns

Ocean acidification is a real problem, and unless our weather breaking carbon dioxide emissions are substantially curbed, the ocean will continue to become more acidic, according to a new report by National Research Council. The long-term consequences of o ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 22 2010 - 7:11pm

Asphalt Volcanoes Discovered Off Santa Barbara's Coast

Scientists have discovered a series of 400,000-year-old asphalt volcanoes about 10 miles off the California coast, at the bottom of the Santa Barbara Channel. The largest of these undersea Ice Age domes lies at a depth of 700 feet (220 meters), too deep fo ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 26 2010 - 6:26pm

Deep Ocean Current Found Near Kerguelen Plateau

Scientists have discovered a deep ocean current with a volume equivalent to 40 Amazon Rivers near the Kerguelen plateau, in the Indian Ocean sector of the Southern Ocean. Writing in Nature Geoscience, the researchers say the current – more than three kilom ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 27 2010 - 10:38am

Seamounts: Biodiversity "Hotspots"

Mountains that rise from the seafloor, called seamounts, represent one of the most common ecosystems on earth, say scientists from the NOAA and Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi. Their findings reverse previous beliefs about the prevalence of seamoun ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 30 2010 - 11:43am

What Is The Volume Of Earth's Oceans?

What is the volume of the world's oceans? 1.332 billion cubic kilometers, according to scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. The researchers report that the world's total ocean volume is less than the most recent estimates by a ...

Article - News Staff - May 18 2010 - 3:55pm

Western Mediterranean Temperatures, Salt Levels Rising

Scientists analyzing the temperature and salt levels of the Western Mediterranean Sea between 1943 and 2000 have found that the deep water has become progressively hotter and saltier, and that, since the 1990s, this process has speeded up. Each year the te ...

Article - News Staff - May 21 2010 - 11:17am

Message In A Bottle- It's Not Littering, It's Science!

A 'message in a bottle' has been a mainstay for romantics throughout the centuries- sure, putting up an old picture on the Internet is a faster way to meet new people now but there is something poignant about the randomness of nature coupled with ...

Article - Hank Campbell - May 26 2010 - 12:51pm

Polar Science Says Cold And Snowy Winters Will Be The Rule

Polar science will continue to have a global impact, whether you believe in man-made climate change or not, says an expert. Global warming was always an unfortunate use of 'framing' by policy-oriented scientists who were out of their league and p ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 13 2010 - 12:01pm

Arctic Ice July 2010- Update #1

Arctic Ice July 2010- Update #1 Before I write another line about ice, I want to thank all of my readers.  Whether or not you leave comments, whether or not you link in other blogs, just knowing that I have so many readers gives me the encouragement to ke ...

Article - Patrick Lockerby - Oct 3 2010 - 4:24pm