News tagged with surface ocean

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 ...

Feb 09, 2011 3.8 / 5 (4) 0 | with audio podcast

Pacific chills with growing La Nina

(PhysOrg.com) -- The tropical Pacific Ocean has transitioned from last winter's El Nino conditions to a cool La Nina, as shown by new data about sea surface heights, collected by the U.S-French Ocean Surface ...

Sep 16, 2010 4.8 / 5 (6) 0 | with audio podcast

NASA hurricane researchers eye Earl's eye

Hurricane Earl, currently a Category Two storm on the Saffir-Simpson scale with maximum sustained winds of 100 knots (115 miles per hour), continues to push relentlessly toward the U.S. East Coast, and NASA ...

Sep 03, 2010 not rated yet 0 | with audio podcast

Watching the winds where sea meets sky

The ocean covers 71 percent of Earth's surface and affects weather over the entire globe. Hurricanes and storms that begin far out over the ocean affect people on land and interfere with shipping at sea. ...

Aug 14, 2014 4 / 5 (1) 0

UN warns El Nino likely by end of year

The "El Nino" phenomenon, which sparks climate extremes around the globe, is likely to take hold in the Pacific Ocean by the end of the year and could even do so within weeks, the UN said on Thursday.

Jun 26, 2014 4 / 5 (5) 0