News tagged with seasonal variations

Pacific locked in 'La Nada' limbo

(Phys.org)—Sea-surface height data from NASA's Jason-2 satellite show that the equatorial Pacific Ocean is still locked in what some call a neutral, or 'La Nada' state. This condition follows two years of strong, cool-water ...

dateFeb 07, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Looking deeper into sea ice

(Phys.org)—This year, satellites saw the extent of Arctic sea ice hit a record low since measurements began in the 1970s. ESA's SMOS and CryoSat satellites are now taking a deeper look by measuring the volume of the sea-ice ...

dateOct 08, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Latest CryoSat result revealed

(Phys.org) -- After nearly a year and a half of operations, CryoSat has yielded its first seasonal variation map of Arctic sea-ice thickness. Results from ESA’s ice mission were presented today at the Royal Society in ...

dateApr 25, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Far-out photosynthesis

Photosynthesis maintains Earth's habitability for life as we know it, and shapes the way we search for habitable worlds around distant stars. Scientists have discovered a microbe that can use low-energy light to perform photosynthesis. ...

dateMar 16, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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