News tagged with ocean models

Polar storms spur ocean circulation

Though it seems like an oxymoron, Arctic hurricanes happen, complete with a central "eye," extreme low barometric pressure and towering 30-foot waves that can sink small ships and coat metal platforms with ...

Dec 16, 2012 4.6 / 5 (10) 4 | with audio podcast

Warm sea water is melting Antarctic glaciers

The ice sheet in West Antarctica is melting faster than expected. New observations published by oceanographers from the University of Gothenburg and the US may improve our ability to predict future changes in ice sheet mass. ...

Dec 06, 2012 5 / 5 (10) 0 | with audio podcast

Today's severe drought, tomorrow's normal

(PhysOrg.com) -- While the worst drought since the Dust Bowl of the 1930s grips Oklahoma and Texas, scientists are warning that what we consider severe drought conditions in North America today may be normal ...

Dec 06, 2011 3.6 / 5 (12) 8 | with audio podcast