Earth - Earth Sciences news

Surviving typhoons

It is no secret that typhoons are capable of churning the seas and wreaking destruction. But it is tough to examine what exactly happens during a typhoon, particularly in the ocean. The Okinawa Institute ...

Jan 08, 2015
5 / 5 (1) 0

Return to the Great Barrier Reef

As part of the shallow and deep reef teams' last deployment for 2014, we have just finished re-visiting sites on the Great Barrier Reef that we first surveyed back in October 2012. In partnership with the ...

Jan 14, 2015
5 / 5 (1) 0

Satellite witnesses developing US nor'easter

National Weather Service forecasters have been tracking a low pressure area that moved from the Midwest into the Atlantic Ocean today, and is expected to become a strong nor'easter that will bring blizzard ...

Jan 26, 2015
5 / 5 (1) 0

On the right track for tropical clouds

Think of a tropical storm about the size of Alaska. Large and lumbering, the Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO) affects weather patterns in every corner of the world. Unlike its well-known cousin El Niño, the ...

Jan 27, 2015
5 / 5 (1) 0

Nordic marine scientists push for way forward

In a commentary released in Nature Climate Change, a group of 13 scientists argue that the Nordic countries are in a unique position to showcase how to handle the growing pressure on the oceans. However, this relies on a c ...

Jan 28, 2015
5 / 5 (1) 1