Oceanography

Sea-Level Rise Has Claimed Islands Above Water For At Least 300 Years

Sea-level rise, erosion and coastal flooding are some of the greatest challenges facing humanity from climate change. Recently at least five reef islands in the remote Solomon Islands have been lost completely to sea-level rise and coastal erosion, and a ...

Article - The Conversation - May 7 2016 - 7:30am

Nature Climate Emissions: Ocean Bacteria Are Pumping Out Massive Amounts Of Sulfur

SAR11 are the most abundant plankton in the world's oceans. They are also a massive source of two sulfur gases that play important roles in the Earth's atmosphere. ...

Article - News Staff - May 17 2016 - 11:00am

Coastal Planning Should Be Based On Sea-Level Data- Not Hype

A new paper in American Journal of Geophysics, Geochemistry and Geosystems criticizes alarming projections of up to 2 meters in sea level rise due to increasing anthropogenic CO2 emissions- and implicitly media that acts as cheerleaders by foregoing criti ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 2 2016 - 4:51pm

El Niño Was A Nuisance Again In 2015

The frequency of nuisance tidal flooding in many U.S. cities was predicted for the 2015 meteorological year, from May 2015 to April 2016, according to a new NOAA report. ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 11 2016 - 12:43pm

Antarctic Sea Ice Extent Changes Are Natural

Declining Antarctic sea ice extents were a cornerstone of climate models- unless they began increasing. It may be that both are just natural fluctuation according to a new paper which shows that the negative phase of the Interdecadal Pacific Oscillation ( ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 5 2016 - 9:10am

Global Warming Has Made Global Warming Harder To Show

Postglacial rebound, uplift in Greenland blamed on global warming, has actually made it harder to measure ice loss due to global warming, according to a new paper in Science Advances. ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 26 2016 - 6:31am

Does Ice Act As Greenhouse On Mars- Fresh Liquid Water Habitats In Spring 10-20 Cms Below Polar Ice?

"What area on Mars is the most interesting for us?". My answer to this question isn’t an impressive geological feature like Olympus Mons or Valles Marineres. For me, it’s a rather unremarkable seeming crater, Richardson crater near the south pol ...

Article - Robert Walker - Nov 4 2016 - 11:36am

Something is wrong in the Arctic

Something is wrong in the Arctic It has long been predicted that as the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere climbs, so too will the average global temperature, with the greatest temperature increases being seen at the poles.  This year, the polar amplificatio ...

Blog Post - Patrick Lockerby - Dec 6 2016 - 6:56pm

The Amery Zig-Zags

The Amery Zig-Zags Cracks in the Amery Ice Shelf show a prominent zig-zag form.  This is a type of crack which forms in a laminated material which is deformed under pressure.   As the laminate is forced into a curve it tends to crack in a series of radial ...

Blog Post - Patrick Lockerby - Feb 2 2017 - 6:11pm

Can Seeding the Ocean With Iron Help Prevent Climate Change?

Climate change is a hot-button topic that is sure to  spark arguments between those who believe the climate is changing and those who believe it’s not, or at least that if it is, it's due to natural processes. Researchers around the world are researc ...

Blog Post - Megan Nichols - Jul 22 2017 - 6:41pm