Oceanography

Ocean Mixing Model Reveals Insight On Climate

Scientists have developed a computer model that clarifies the complex processes driving ocean mixing in the vast eddies that swirl across hundreds of miles of open ocean. The Lagrangian In-situ, Global, High-performance particle Tracking (LIGHT) model is ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 29 2015 - 12:22pm

Glacial Quakes As Indicators Of Glacier Disruption

Observations of Greenland's Helheim Glacier link the process through which chunks of ice at the edge of a glacier break away, which has been hard to study, to seismically detectable events known as glacial earthquakes, which have been increasing in n ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 5 2015 - 5:03am

Multi-Meter Sea Level Rise This Century? That's Not A Consensus

There’s a new study that’s getting a fair amount of attention in the climate science community and the popular press. ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 2 2015 - 8:14am

World Glacier Monitoring Service Says Melting Is Faster Than Ever

The World Glacier Monitoring Service, which compiles the results of worldwide glacier observations in annual calls-for-data, has compiled such data on glacier changes for more than 120 years. Now they have published a new analysis of global glacier changes ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 4 2015 - 8:30am

Estimate Claims Plastic In 99 Percent Of Seabirds By 2050- But Accuracy Of The Baseline Is Unclear

Researchers from CSIRO and Imperial College London have assessed how widespread the threat of plastic is for the world's seabirds, including albatrosses, shearwaters and penguins, and found the majority of seabird species have plastic in their gut. T ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 7 2015 - 11:30am

The Industrial Revolution Ended 1,800 Years Of Ocean Cooling

The high frequency and magnitude of volcanic eruptions could have been the cause of the progressive cooling of ocean surfaces over a period of 1,800 years, according to a new study. The study emphasizes that this trend came to an end with the beginning of ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 15 2015 - 9:00am

Carbon Sink Reborn: Oceanic CO2 Uptake Is Back

As you all know, the ecosystem is like a giant human anti-lung- it breathes in the CO2 we exhale and helps produce oxygen. It turns out that the Southern Ocean seasonally absorbs significantly more CO2 than they release, higher than previous estimates. Mo ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 11 2015 - 7:58am

Ocean Circulation Rethink Solves Global Cooling Conundrum

Researchers from the University of Exeter believe they have solved one of the biggest puzzles in climate science. The new study, published in Nature Geoscience, explains the synchrony observed during glacial periods when low temperatures in the Southern O ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 29 2015 - 8:01am

New Surfaces Delay Ice Formation

If you've ever waited on an airport runway for your plane to be de-iced, had to remove all your food so the freezer could defrost, or arrived late to work because you had to scrape the sheet of ice off your car windshield, you know that ice can cause ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 8 2015 - 7:30am

Coral Worth $10 Trillion In Pretend Money

A pilot Earth Index commissioned by BBC Earth using data from the United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) sets a new standard for estimating pretend money. It values coral at $10 trillion for the global economy ...

Blog Post - Hank Campbell - Oct 9 2015 - 6:30am