News tagged with surface currents

A 3-D look at the 2015 El Nino

El Niño is a recurring climate pattern characterized by warmer than usual ocean temperatures in the equatorial Pacific. Two back-to-back 3-D visualizations track the changes in ocean temperatures and currents, respectively, ...

dateMay 26, 2017 in Earth Sciences
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Swarm of underwater robots mimics ocean life

Underwater robots developed by researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego offer scientists an extraordinary new tool to study ocean currents and the tiny creatures they transport. ...

dateJan 24, 2017 in Earth Sciences
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The life cycle of a flood revealed

A NASA analysis of a 2015 Texas flood is the first to document the full life cycle and impacts of a flood on both land and ocean. Using data from NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite and other satellite instruments, ...

dateOct 21, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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Sea level mapped from space with GPS reflections

The GPS signal used for 'sat-navs' could help improve understanding of ocean currents, according to new research published in Geophysical Research Letters by National Oceanography Centre (NOC) scientists, alongside colleagues ...

dateFeb 22, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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NASA image: Colors after the storms

Damaging heavy rains fell on South Carolina in the southeastern United States at the beginning of October 2015. Much of that water had, by mid-October, flowed into the Atlantic Ocean bringing with it heavy loads of sediment, ...

dateOct 29, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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