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Earth's Climatic History Was Written In Dust
2014-01-25 05:28:19

Polarstern, a research icebreaker, returned from the South Pacific in 2010 with a scientific treasure. The treasure, described in a recent issue of Science, consisted of ocean sediments from a previously almost unexplored part of the South Polar Sea.

Pleistocene Ice Sheet Evidence Uncovered
2013-10-01 04:53:02

Traces of large ice sheets from the Pleistocene on a seamount off the north-eastern coast of Russia have been discovered by a team of geologists and geophysicists from the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research.

Long-term Data Reveal Deep Greenland Sea Warming Faster Than The Global Ocean
2013-09-25 12:53:48

Recent warming of the Greenland Sea Deep Water is about ten times higher than warming rates estimated for the global ocean.

New AWI Thermal Imaging System Helps Researchers Protect Large Whales From Noise Around The Clock
2013-08-13 08:19:35

Pile driving during construction of wind farms and the use of airguns when searching for oil and gas unavoidably result in noise pollution in the surrounding area.

For Antarctic Clams Age Matters
2013-04-19 09:03:56

According to a new study, age matters for Antarctic clams when it comes to adapting to the effects of climate change.

New Chart Shows Entire Topography Of Antarctic Seafloor In Detail
2013-04-09 15:10:20

An international team of scientists has for the first time succeeded in creating a digital map of the entire Antarctic seafloor

2012-10-23 21:15:21

Studies confirm that twice as much marine debris is lying on the seabed today compared to ten years ago

Polarstern Has News About Arctic Sea Ice
2012-10-11 18:43:41

The Polarstern expedition has disconcerting news about our rapidly receding sea ice.

2012-03-29 21:58:34

Why did the atmosphere contain so little carbon dioxide (CO2) during the last Ice Age 20,000 years ago?

Elephant Seals Forced To Dive Deeper Due To Ocean Warming
2012-02-10 04:47:00

Global warming is having an effect on the dive behavior and search for food of southern elephant seals.


Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.