News tagged with topography

Floundering El Ninos Make for Fickle Forecasts

(PhysOrg.com) -- Since May 2009, the tropical Pacific Ocean has switched from a cool pattern of ocean circulation known as La Niña to her warmer sibling, El Niño. This cyclical warming of the ocean waters ...

Sep 29, 2009
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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
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El Nino Picking Up Steam

(PhysOrg.com) -- The latest image from the U.S./French Jason-2 satellite finds a strong wave of warm water heading toward the Americas, fueling El Nino.

Nov 13, 2009
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Google Earth ocean terrain receives major update

Internet information giant Google updated ocean data in its Google Earth application this week, reflecting new bathymetry data assembled by Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, NOAA researchers and many other ...

Feb 02, 2012
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New Google ocean maps dive down deep

(PhysOrg.com) -- Starting today, armchair explorers will be able to view parts of the deep ocean floors in far greater detail than ever before, thanks to a new synthesis of seafloor topography released through ...

Jun 09, 2011
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