News tagged with ocean models

Big uncertainties in the global water budget

No life without water. Catastrophes like droughts or strong rains reflect our dependence on the water cycle and climate system. Hence, it is important to understand details of the water cycle among the atmosphere, ...

dateJun 13, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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NASA views our perpetually moving ocean

(Phys.org) -- The swirling flows of Earth's perpetually changing ocean come to life in a new NASA scientific visualization that captures the movement of tens of thousands of ocean currents.

dateApr 10, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Tsunami debris floating across Pacific toward US

(AP) -- Refrigerators, TVs and other debris dragged into sea when a massive earthquake hit Japan last March, causing tsunamis as high as 130 feet to crash ashore, could show up in remote atolls north of Hawaii ...

dateFeb 28, 2012 in Environment
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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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Ocean stirring and plankton patchiness

Computer simulations performed by researchers at the National Oceanography Centre and the University of Glasgow show how oceanic stirring and mixing influence the formation and dynamics of plankton patches ...

dateJun 21, 2010 in General Physics
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