News tagged with ocean circulation

Salt-seeking spacecraft arrives at launch site

(PhysOrg.com) -- An international spacecraft that will take NASA's first space-based measurements of ocean surface salinity has arrived at its launch site at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The Aquarius/SAC-D ...

dateApr 01, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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Dramatic ocean circulation changes revealed

The unusually cold weather this winter has been caused by a change in the winds. Instead of the typical westerly winds warmed by Atlantic surface ocean currents, cold northerly Arctic winds are influencing ...

dateJan 14, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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The day the algae died

The P-T mass extinction may have been instigated by populations of algae dying. According to one group of scientists, this die-off of large numbers of relatively simple life forms caused a crash in the ocean's ...

dateDec 14, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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Using chaos to model geophysical phenomena

Geophysical phenomena such as the dynamics of the atmosphere and ocean circulation are typically modeled mathematically by tracking the motion of air or water particles. These mathematical models define velocity ...

dateDec 07, 2010 in General Physics
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