- New Modeling Approach For Estimating Ice Thickness
A new modeling approach using sea ice motion data to follow parcels of ice backward in time at monthly intervals for up to 3 years while accumulating a history of the solar radiation and air temperature to which the ice was exposed offers new hope for incr ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 5 2008 - 11:12am
- Iron And The North Pacific- Can It Affect Climate Change?
In oceanography studies, the iron needed to fertilize infrequent plankton blooms in High Nutrient, Low Chlorophyll (HNLC) regions was assumed to come almost entirely from wind-blown dust. That's not the case in the North Pacific, say Phoebe Lam and Ja ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 19 2008 - 11:38am
- Is It A Trend? Antarctic Deep Sea Gets Colder
While the recent Arctic summer was the warmest on record satellite images from the Antarctic summer have shown the largest sea-ice extent ever recorded, according to the Polarstern expedition. ANT-XXIV/3 was dedicated to examining the oceanic circulation a ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 22 2008 - 10:03pm
- Welcome A New Ocean Current- The North Pacific Gyre Oscillation
Scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology have discovered a new climate pattern called the North Pacific Gyre Oscillation. This new pattern explains changes in the water that are important in helping commercial fishermen understand fluctuations in ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 30 2008 - 11:45pm
- The Decline In Ocean Oxygen
Marine scientists led by Dr. Lothar Stramma from the Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences (IFM-GEOMAR) in Kiel, Germany say they have made an alarming new discovery- in some regions of the world oceans, oxygen essential for marine organisms is declining. T ...
Article - News Staff - May 4 2008 - 5:10pm
- Brittlestar City- Underwater Summit Taller Than The World’s Tallest Building
Census of Marine Life-affiliated scientists, plumbing the secrets of a vast underwater mountain range south of New Zealand, captured the first images of a novel “Brittlestar City” established against daunting odds on the peak of a seamount – an underwater ...
Article - News Staff - May 18 2008 - 3:00pm
- Man-Made Nitrogen Now Implicated In Global Warming
Since the 1980’s Dr. Joseph M. Prospero, professor of Marine and Atmospheric Chemistry at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, has pioneered studies in the worldwide measurement of aerosols, fine particles suspende ...
Article - News Staff - May 19 2008 - 10:58am
- Pacific Ocean Acidity Up In North America- Researchers
An international team of scientists surveying the waters of the continental shelf off the West Coast of North America has discovered for the first time high levels of acidified ocean water within 20 miles of the shoreline, raising concern for marine ecosys ...
Article - News Staff - May 22 2008 - 7:18pm
- Researchers Warn Of A Methane Clathrate Destabilization Time Bomb Due To Global Warming
The snowball Earth hypothesis posits that the Earth was covered from pole to pole in a thick sheet of ice for millions of years at a time. 635 million years ago, an abrupt release of methane from ice sheets that extended to Earth's low latitudes spike ...
Article - News Staff - May 28 2008 - 11:29pm
- The Bug Hunt Is On. Target: Marine Aliens
Activities such as aquaculture, shipping and recreational boating have led to an army of marine alien species hitchhiking around the globe. And only you can stop them. Queen's University Belfast is attempting to find out exactly where and how non-nati ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 16 2008 - 10:56am