News tagged with surface ocean

NASA sees Hermine's twin towers

In order for Hermine or any other tropical depression, to intensify there must be a pathway for heat energy from the ocean surface to enter the atmosphere. For Hermine, the conduit may have been one of the two "hot towers" ...

dateSep 02, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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Sun glitter reveals coastal waves

Sentinel-2A is demonstrating how it can be used to help forecast ocean waves around our coasts: sunlight reflected from the water surface reveals complex waves as they encounter the coastline and seafloor off the tip of Dorre ...

dateMay 20, 2016 in Space Exploration
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60 mn people worldwide hit by El Nino: UN

Some 60 million people worldwide need assistance due to havoc wreaked by the El Nino climate phenomenon, but a shortage of funding could threaten the delivery of life-saving aid, the UN warned Tuesday.

dateApr 26, 2016 in Environment
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