Oceanography

Global Warming In 12,000 B.C.

A dramatic sea-level rise occurred at the onset of the first warm period of the last deglaciation, known as the Bølling warming, approximately 14,600 years ago. This event, referred to as Melt-Water Pulse 1A (MWP-1A), corresponds to a rapid collapse of mas ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 6 2012 - 5:00pm

Tsunami Expected In Sumatra Now

A powerful earthquake has struck an hour ago, at 8.30UT, very close to the place where a similar event occurred on December 26th 2004. The earthquake has an estimated magnitude of 8.7 and occurred at a depth of 33km, according to NOAA. The map below shows ...

Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Apr 12 2012 - 9:31am

What the kids are finding interesting these days...

So, I find that my students get a lot of their "news" and certainly their "entertainment" from YouTube, for better or worse. Today one student pointed me to this video from Russia Today: http://youtu.be/r-0gtkRB90w. While it is pretty i ...

Blog Post - Mrs. H. - May 31 2012 - 2:13pm

Plastics: What Goes Around... Gets Stuck In The Middle

AUCKLAND, NZ – Twelve hours after liftoff from San Francisco airport, fifteen hours after my roommate dropped me off at the international terminal, I was hauling my luggage toward my connecting gate when the strap of my laptop bag abruptly tore off.  Fort ...

Article - Holly Moeller - Jun 7 2012 - 11:49am

Lost City Of Atlantis Not Found Again

Once a year someone is claiming to be on the trail of Atlantis, a science-fiction city or nation or whatever in which super-smart people from the past were somehow wiped out and took a whole lot of cool technology with them. Last year, it was at least inte ...

Blog Post - Hank Campbell - Aug 31 2012 - 1:23am

New Cracks In Pine Island Glacier

New Cracks In Pine Island Glacier A huge crack which was discovered last October in Pine Island Glacier has propagated into a series of cracks during the Antarctic Winter.  The recent satellite image below shows the new cracks.  Newer images will no doubt ...

Article - Patrick Lockerby - Sep 15 2012 - 9:21pm

Warmer Oceans Could Lead To Smaller Fish, Says Projection

A global projection of the potential reduction in the maximum size of fish in a warmer and less-oxygenated ocean says that c hanges in ocean and climate systems could lead to smaller fish, according to fisheries experts at the University of British Columbi ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 1 2012 - 11:30am

Water Surges: New York Vs Venice

While New Yorkers (and others on the east US coast) prepare to deal with hurricane Sandy and the possible water surge resulting from the very strong winds and low pressure of the system, a similar situation is expected in Venice on Wednesday; unlike New Yo ...

Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Oct 29 2012 - 10:11am

Alaska's Columbia Glacier Should Stop Retreating In 2020

Alaska's Columbia Glacier, an iconic glacier featured in the documentary "Chasing Ice" and one of the fastest moving glaciers in the world, will cease retreating around 2020, according to a study by the University of Colorado Boulder. Their ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 26 2012 - 6:00pm

Sea Levels Outpace Some IPCC Projections, According To New Analysis

Temperature rises are consistent with projections made in the IPCC's fourth assessment report (AR4) but satellite measurements show that sea levels are rising at a rate of 3.2 mm a year compared to the best estimate of 2 mm a year in the report, abou ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 28 2012 - 11:52am