News tagged with deep ocean currents

How the ice ages ended

A study of sediment cores collected from the deep ocean supports a new explanation for how glacier melting at the end of the ice ages led to the release of carbon dioxide from the ocean.

May 01, 2013 4.5 / 5 (24) 48 | with audio podcast

Plunge in CO2 put the freeze on Antarctica

Plunge in CO2 put the freeze on AntarcticaAtmospheric carbon dioxide levels plunged by 40% before and during the formation of the Antarctic ice sheet 34 million years ago, according to a new study. The finding helps solv ...

Dec 01, 2011 5 / 5 (2) 24 | with audio podcast

Gulf of Mexico oil spill in the Loop Current

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists monitoring the US oil spill with ESA's Envisat radar satellite say that it has entered the Loop Current, a powerful conveyor belt that flows clockwise around the Gulf of Mexico ...

May 19, 2010 4.9 / 5 (13) 12 | with audio podcast

Massive Southern Ocean current discovered

(PhysOrg.com) -- A deep ocean current with a volume equivalent to 40 Amazon Rivers has been discovered by Japanese and Australian scientists near the Kerguelen plateau, in the Indian Ocean sector of the Southern ...

Apr 26, 2010 4.8 / 5 (19) 0 | with audio podcast