Earth is rapidly being wired with fiber-optic cables—inexpensive, flexible strands of silicon dioxide that have revolutionized telecommunications.
In 1966, 10 days after a U.S. plane carrying four nuclear bombs had run into another and crashed into Spain, the Department of Defense was not yet ready to admit that they were missing a bomb.
Using a first-of-its-kind, high-resolution numerical model to describe ocean circulation during the last ice age about 21,000 year ago, oceanographer Alan Condron of the University of Massachusetts Amherst has shown that icebergs and meltwater from the North American ice sheet would have regularly reached South Carolina and even southern Florida.
Nearly a quarter century ago, Greg Johnson was a freshly minted PhD in oceanography puttering north in the South Pacific Ocean.
The melting Arctic is not the source for less saline Nordic Seas. It is the Gulf Stream that has provided less salt. A new study published Sunday in Nature Geoscience documents that the source of fresher Nordic Seas since 1950 is rooted in the saline Atlantic as opposed to Arctic freshwater that is the common inference.
Even though they’re only a few millimeters long, brine shrimp — otherwise known as sea monkeys — could have as much influence on global ocean currents as the wind and the moon.
The human-occupied sub Alvin was the “guest of honor” last week at House and Senate staff briefings and a reception at the U.S. Capitol, commemorating 50 years of service as our nation’s deepest diving research submersible.
Drs. Chunyan Li and Lawrence Rouse, Jr. at Louisiana State University (LSU) have completed a study of how ocean currents move in the Gulf of Mexico, using data provided by the oil and gas industry.
With marine biologists and ‘citizen scientists’ across the planet, Ocean Sampling Day gives researchers the largest snapshot of data of its kind
There is a broad recognition that the oceans, which absorb approximately 90% of excess greenhouse gas energy, are key not only to how fast the planet will warm, but also how hot it will get in the end.