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Better coordination needed in US tsunami warnings

(AP) -- The U.S. system to warn about giant waves has improved since the deadly Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004, but more work lies ahead, according to an analysis that noted at least one instance when alerts from centers in ...

Sep 17, 2010
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Multibeam sonar can map undersea gas seeps

A technology commonly used to map the bottom of the deep ocean can also detect gas seeps in the water column with remarkably high fidelity, according to scientists from the University of New Hampshire and ...

Oct 06, 2011
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New maps show how shipping noise spans the globe

The ocean is naturally filled with the sounds of breaking waves, cracking ice, driving rain, and marine animal calls, but more and more, human activity is adding to the noise. Ships' propellers create low-frequency hums that ...

May 31, 2013
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Predicting motions and sounds of the ocean

Ocean variability -- the perpetual changing of currents, temperatures, salinity and the contours of the seafloor -- alters the way sound travels through the water. A new analysis of how this variability affects ...

Dec 01, 2010
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Climate models should include ocean waves

(Phys.org) -- A new field study by researchers from Swinburne University of Technology suggests that the effect of wave activity on oceans should be incorporated in long term climate and weather prediction ...

Jun 14, 2012
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