News tagged with ocean sediments

Isotopes with ocean circulation information

The distribution of a radioactive thorium isotope is important in multiple aspects of oceanograpy. In his new publication, Yiming Luo has revisited the issue on processes influencing the distribution in the water column.

dateApr 05, 2017 in Earth Sciences
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Four weeks at sea for climate research

A complex system of surface and deep water currents circulates in the North Atlantic, between Iceland and the Azores, called the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC). The Gulf Stream, which transports heat to ...

dateOct 24, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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Enough oxygen long before animals rose

Oxygen is crucial for the existence of animals on Earth. But, an increase in oxygen did not apparently lead to the rise of the first animals. New research shows that 1.4 billion years ago there was enough oxygen for animals ...

dateJan 04, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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