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On the right track for tropical clouds

Think of a tropical storm about the size of Alaska. Large and lumbering, the Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO) affects weather patterns in every corner of the world. Unlike its well-known cousin El Niño, the ...

dateJan 27, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Satellite witnesses developing US nor'easter

National Weather Service forecasters have been tracking a low pressure area that moved from the Midwest into the Atlantic Ocean today, and is expected to become a strong nor'easter that will bring blizzard ...

dateJan 26, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Undersea pipes "shoulder" anchoring duties

Research off the north-west coast shows undersea pipelines tend to bury themselves in the seabed quicker than expected after they are deployed, resulting in potential cost savings for the petroleum industry.

dateJan 26, 2015 in Engineering
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Ocean science needs more funding

Facing critical dangers like rising seas and the impact of climate change on marine life, US scientists need more funding in the next decade, officials said Friday.

dateJan 23, 2015 in Environment
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These jellyfish aren't just drifters

Jellyfish might look like mere drifters, but some of them have a remarkable ability to detect the direction of ocean currents and to swim strongly against them, according to new evidence in free-ranging barrel-jellyfish ...

dateJan 22, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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