The ocean's hidden waves show their power
Their effect on the surface of the ocean is negligible, producing a rise of just inches that is virtually imperceptible on a turbulent sea. But internal waves, which are hidden entirely within the ocean, ...
Atlantic current decline could be good news for the British summer
(Phys.org) —Major currents in the North Atlantic Ocean seem to be slowing down, according to new research from the University of Reading.
New evidence suggests Earth's oxygen levels fell after the Great Oxidation Event
Ocean health in 'downward spiral'
The health of the ocean is spiralling downwards far more rapidly than previously thought, according to a new review of marine science.
Dinosaur-killing impact acidified oceans: study
The space rock that smashed into Earth 65 million years ago, famously wiping out the dinosaurs, unleashed acid rain that turned the ocean surface into a witches' brew, researchers said Sunday.
A look back and ahead at Greenland's changing climate
(Phys.org) —Over the past two decades, ice loss from the Greenland Ice Sheet increased four-fold contributing to one-quarter of global sea level rise. However, the chain of events and physical processes ...
India sets November 5 for Mars mission launch
Scientists on Tuesday set November 5 for the delayed launch of India's first mission to Mars, which was postponed due to problems in positioning a seaborne tracking system.
Study suggests costs of building flood protection from global warming far less than flood repair
Carbon worlds may be waterless, finds NASA study
(Phys.org) —Planets rich in carbon, including so-called diamond planets, may lack oceans, according to NASA-funded theoretical research.
Researchers extend capabilities of computer simulation of tidally locked exoplanets
What sculpted Africa's margin?
Break-up of the supercontinent Gondwana about 130 Million years ago could have lead to a completely different shape of the African and South American continent with an ocean south of today's Sahara desert, as geoscientists ...
First-ever 3D image created of the structure beneath Sierra Negra volcano
The Galápagos Islands are home to some of the most active volcanoes in the world, with more than 50 eruptions in the last 200 years. Yet until recently, scientists knew far more about the history of finches, ...
Pine Island Glacier sensitive to climatic variability
A new study published in Science this month suggests the thinning of Pine Island Glacier in West Antarctica is much more susceptible to climatic and ocean variability than at first thought. Observations by a team of scient ...
Study shows size matters in prehistoric seas
Why did life forms first begin to get larger and what advantage did this increase in size provide? UCLA biologists working with an international team of scientists examined the earliest communities of large ...