- Climate Swings Have Brought Great CO2 Pulses Up From The Deep Sea
A study released today provides some of the first solid evidence that warming-induced changes in ocean circulation at the end of the last Ice Age caused vast quantities of ancient carbon dioxide to belch from the deep sea into the atmosphere. Scientists be ...
Article - News Staff - May 11 2007 - 9:56pm
- Marine Reserves Could Save Coral Reefs
Threatened coral reefs could be given a helping hand by establishing marine reserves, according to a research team led by the University of Exeter. Marine reserves have already proved to be a successful way of protecting marine life against commercial fish ...
Article - News Staff - May 14 2007 - 9:39pm
- Permanent Ice Fields Are Resisting Global Warming
The small ice caps of Mont Blanc and the Dôme du Goûter are not melting, or at least, not yet. This is what CNRS researchers have announced in the Journal of Geophysical Research. At very high altitudes (above 4200 meters), the accumulation of snow and ice ...
Article - News Staff - May 16 2007 - 10:56am
- Huge Waves That Hit Reunion Island Tracked From Space
The origin and movement of waves reaching up to 11 metres that devastated France's Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean on Saturday evening have been detected with ESA's Envisat satellite. The waves that thrashed the southern port of Saint Pierre, ...
Article - News Staff - May 16 2007 - 10:43am
- Southern Ocean Carbon Sink Weakened
Scientists have observed the first evidence that the Southern Ocean's ability to absorb the major greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide, has weakened by about 15 per cent per decade since 1981. In research published today in Science, an international researc ...
Article - News Staff - May 18 2007 - 9:26am
- How Plants Form In Barren Oceans
NASA satellite data have helped scientists solve a decades-old puzzle about how vast blooms of microscopic plants can form in the middle of otherwise barren mid-ocean regions. A research team led by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Ma ...
Article - News Staff - May 22 2007 - 7:20pm
- A Clearer Picture Of Ocean Currents
A novel analysis of water flow in the Southern Ocean surrounding the Antarctic is revealing previously hidden structures that are crucial in controlling the transport of drifting plants and animals as well as the distribution of nutrients and pollutants th ...
Article - News Staff - May 29 2007 - 8:30pm
- 30 Foot Tidal Wave At Reunion Island Came From South African Storm
Huge waves that struck Reunion Island and coastlines across Indonesia earlier this month all originated from the same storm that occurred south of Cape Town, South Africa, and were tracked across the entire Indian Ocean for some 10 000 kilometres over a n ...
Article - News Staff - May 30 2007 - 12:06pm
- Salty Oceans Provide Early Warning For Climate Change
Monitoring the saltiness of the ocean water could provide an early indicator of climate change. Significant increases or decreases in salt in key areas could forewarn of climate change in 10 to 20 years time. Presenting their findings at a recent European ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 11 2007 - 10:45am
- Arctic Ocean Was Once A Lake
Sediment cores retrieved from the Arctic’s deep-sea floor by the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program’s Arctic Coring Expedition (ACEX) report that the Arctic Ocean changed from a landlocked body of water (a ‘lake stage’) through a poorly oxygenated ‘estuarin ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 21 2007 - 12:57am