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Understanding patterns of seafloor biomass

Analysis of a comprehensive database has revealed strong links between biological productivity in the surface oceans and patterns of biomass and abundance at the seafloor, helping to explain large regional differences. The ...

dateFeb 09, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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Dramatic ocean circulation changes revealed

The unusually cold weather this winter has been caused by a change in the winds. Instead of the typical westerly winds warmed by Atlantic surface ocean currents, cold northerly Arctic winds are influencing much of Europe.

dateJan 14, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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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 sound waves ...

dateDec 01, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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