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Robotic boats to travel across Pacific Ocean

( -- Last Thursday, November 17, four unmanned Wave Gliders left the coast of San Francisco and began a 300-day journey across the Pacific Ocean. The vehicles, which are self-propelled and remotely piloted, will ...

dateNov 21, 2011 in Robotics weblog
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Decoding material fluxes in the tropical ocean

How is vital oxygen supplied to the tropical ocean? For the first time, oceanographers at GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel were able to make quantitative statements regarding this question. They showed that ...

dateAug 02, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Rogue wave recreated in laboratory tank

( -- A team of researchers have used a mathematical equation to create a so called "rogue" wave; the giant kind that appear out of nowhere in the open ocean to topple ships and drown their crews. Using one solution ...

dateMay 24, 2011 in General Physics report
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Tsunami observed by radar

The tsunami that devastated Japan on March 11 was picked up by high-frequency radar in California and Japan as it swept toward their coasts, according to U.S. and Japanese scientists. This is the first time that a tsunami ...

dateAug 16, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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