Tsunami sensor detects mysterious background signal in Panama
An unusual signal detected by the seismic monitoring station at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute's research facility on Barro Colorado Island results from waves in Lake Gatun, the reservoir that ...
Rethinking equilibrium: In nature, large energy fluctuations may rile even 'relaxed' systems
An international research team led by the University at Buffalo has shown that large energy fluctuations can rile even a "relaxed" system, raising questions about how energy might travel through structures ranging from the ...
Radio waves help track Pacific currents 24/7
(PhysOrg.com) -- Along the West Coast of the United States, a network of antennas is sending radio waves out to sea 24 hours a day and capturing real-time data about the ocean's currents.
Physicist counts bubbles in the ocean to answer questions about climate, sound, light (w/ Video)
The bubbles in your champagne that appear to jump out of your glass and tickle your nose are exhibiting a behavior quite similar to the tiny bubbles found throughout the world's oceans, according to bubble ...
Scientists look at whether climate change is causing bigger ocean waves
It's one of the most treacherous stretches of water in the world, where 1 million cubic feet of water a second collides with 20- or 30-foot ocean swells over a four-mile stretch of shifting sand.
Climate change likely to bring fewer big waves
A warmer climate is likely to result in fewer large waves along Australia's central east coast, according to Bureau of Meteorology research that predicts a decline in the frequency of storms known as East C ...
Magma in mantle has deep impact: Study suggests rocks melt at a greater depth than once thought
Magma forms far deeper than geologists previously thought, according to new research at Rice University.
Two solar particle blasts could start smacking into Earth Friday
Bim, bam, smash! The Sun hurled two clouds of particles in our general direction, putting space weather watchers on alert. There's now a high chance of auroras on Sept. 12 (Friday), according to the National ...
Tidal energy farms influence the natural transport of sands
(PhysOrg.com) -- Tidal stream farms, in which electricity is generated by turbines from regions of strong tidal flow, may influence the natural balance of marine sands, according to research at Bangor University.
Capsizing icebergs release earthquake-sized energies
A large iceberg can carry a large amount of gravitational potential energy. While all icebergs float with the bulk of their mass submerged beneath the water's surface, some drift around with precarious orientations-they are ...
'Virtual earthquakes' used to forecast Los Angeles quake risk
Stanford scientists are using weak vibrations generated by the Earth's oceans to produce "virtual earthquakes" that can be used to predict the ground movement and shaking hazard to buildings from real quakes.
Fingerprinting slow earthquakes (w/Podcast)
(PhysOrg.com) -- The most powerful earthquakes happen at the junction of two converging tectonic plates, where one plate is sliding (or subducting) beneath the other. Now a team of researchers, led by Teh-Ru ...
Feds: 'Meterological March madness' mostly random
(AP) -- Freak chance was mostly to blame for the record warm March weather that gripped two-thirds of the country, with man-made global warming providing only a tiny assist, a quick federal analysis shows.
Superstorm Sandy shook the US: 'Standing waves' in Atlantic caused seismicity as far as Seattle
When superstorm Sandy turned and took aim at New York City and Long Island last October, ocean waves hitting each other and the shore rattled the seafloor and much of the United States – shaking detected ...