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A new way to detect tsunamis—cargo ships

Racing across ocean basins at speeds over 500 miles per hour, tsunamis can wreak devastation along coastlines thousands of miles from their origin. Our modern tsunami detection networks reliably detect these events hours ...

dateMar 15, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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Will the 2014 El Nino be like 1997?

Every ten days, the NASA/French Space Agency Jason-2 satellite maps all the world's oceans, monitoring changes in sea surface height, a measure of heat in the upper layers of the water. Because our planet is more than 70% ...

dateMay 20, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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The Fickle El Nino of 2014

Prospects have been fading for an El Niño event in 2014, but now there's a glimmer of hope for a very modest comeback. Scientists warn that unless these developing weak-to-modest El Niño conditions strengthen, the drought-stricken ...

dateSep 24, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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