Ocean

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Another significant ocean receding event in Brazil, here's what's causing it

Yet another ocean receding event occurred on the coast of Brazil on Thursday, September 21, 2017, causing panic among people, not just in Brazil. The latest event happened in Guaratuba, a city in the state of Paraná, considered to be one of the most beautiful...

September 23, 2017

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Abnormal tide warning issued for the entire coast of Chile

The Marine Meteorological Center of Valparaiso has issued an abnormal tide warning for the entire coast of Chile, from the Gulf of Penas in the country's south to the northern city of Arica. It is expected that these conditions will begin to manifest on Tuesday,...

August 22, 2017

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Historic ocean receding in parts of Brazil and Uruguay

A historic ocean receding caused by strong northerly winds occurred in several coastal cities of Uruguay and Brazil on August 11 and 12, 2017. In Punta del Este, Uruguay, the ocean receded more than 10 meters (32.8 feet) in about 15 minutes on August 11, leaving...

August 14, 2017

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Ocean oxygen levels declining since 1980s

A new analysis of decades of data on oceans across the globe has revealed that the amount of dissolved oxygen contained in the water - an important measure of ocean health - has been declining for more than 20 years. Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology...

May 06, 2017

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Significant sea surface temperature events in 2016 explained

Anne O'Carroll, Remote Sensing Scientist at EUMETSAT, talks us through this mesmerizing animation describing a year of sea surface temperature (SST) in 2016. The animation combines satellite data from both the geostationary ring of satellites and polar orbiting...

April 20, 2017

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Record-breaking ocean wave height registered in North Atlantic

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) committee has announced a new record-breaking ocean wave height was established. A buoy stationed in the North Atlantic has measured its height of 19 m height (62.3 feet). An automated buoy situated between Iceland and the...

December 14, 2016

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Amazing high-resolution animation examines powerful 1997/98 El Niño

An amazing high-resolution animation of the largest historical El Niño has been produced by the scientists from the National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) and the ARC Center of Excellence for Climate Science, Australia. A detailed animation which took 30...

December 14, 2016

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Mysterious humming sound coming from the seaflor, northern Canada

The humming sound, apparently coming from the seafloor is alarming local hunters in Nunavut, northern Canada, as it seems to be scaring the marine mammals. The mysterious pinging sound, described also as a "hum" and a "beep" has been reported in...

November 03, 2016

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Slowdown of Atlantic overturning circulation caused by changes in southern hemisphere

According to the newest study, conducted by the scientists from the University of Washington, the Atlantic overturning circulation, responsible for mild climate conditions over England, is currently slowing down, a shift likely to have consequences for the climates...

October 08, 2016

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Tropopause cooling a part of natural decadal cycle

The cooling trend observed in the late 20th century at the transition between the troposphere and stratosphere at an altitude of about 15 kilometers is usually believed to be caused by human influences. Now, climate scientists from Kiel And Bergen (Norway) have...

July 28, 2016

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Ice melting 10 000 years ago caused radical climate shift in Europe and Africa

A team of researchers led by the Ruhr-Universität Bochum investigated how the meltwater from the ice sheet in North America produced a massive impact on climate conditions in northwest Europe and northwest Africa by the end of the most recent ice age, about 10...

July 19, 2016

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The role of ocean circulation in sudden climate changes during the last ice age

Ice cores from Greenland and Antarctica show that there was a period during the last ice age, when our planet experienced dozens of abrupt temperature shifts. Plummeting and rising again every 1500 years or so, those sudden temperature shifts wreaked havoc on the...

July 05, 2016

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Whistling wormholes of the Caribbean

A team of scientists led by Professor Chris Hughes (University of Liverpool, NOC) analyzed the Caribbean Sea levels and pressure readings taken from the bottom of the sea and noticed a new phenomenon which they have called a 'Rossby whistle.' The team has...

June 29, 2016

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A Sea of Charge: Oceanic microstructures

Seawater is not very exciting when you look at it. It is, presumably, just water with salt and other minerals. To most of the denizens of Earth’s oceans, the sea is something quite different, a web of gel. According to an article from New Scientist magazine,...

June 28, 2016

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North Atlantic cooling suggests climate is about to change over much of the northern hemisphere

Based on the observations of ocean heat content in the North Atlantic Ocean, the climate in the northern hemisphere is on the verge of a change that could last for several decades. This change is associated with the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO)1 - a mode...

June 14, 2016

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Study suggests Gulf Stream weakening associated with a recovery from earlier strengthening

The Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC), part of which is known as the Gulf Stream, has been seen weakening over the past decade. Although this weakening trend raised questions whether it has been caused by climate change, a new research suggests this...

May 30, 2016

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Significant rise of the cephalopods in the world's oceans observed over the last 60 years

A new international research, led by the scientists from the University of Adelaide, South Australia, suggests that contrary to the fish species, the number of cephalopods (octopus, cuttlefish, and squid) in the world's oceans, have increased over the last 60...

May 24, 2016