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Southern Ocean waves
2014-07-22 03:30:24

A new study has found that turbulent mixing in the deep waters of the Southern Ocean, which has a profound effect on global ocean circulation and climate, varies with the strength of surface eddies – the ocean equivalent of storms in the atmosphere – and possibly also wind speeds.

Ocean Water Vertically Mixes As It Rushes Over Undersea Mountains
2013-09-19 07:58:02

In the ocean near Antarctica, an international research team has solved the mystery of how deep and mid-depth ocean waters are mixed.

Continuing Deep Ocean Change In The Southern Ocean
2012-05-22 03:53:13

New research by teams of Australian and US scientists has found there has been a massive reduction in the amount of Antarctic Bottom Water found off the coast of Antarctica.

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2011-05-30 08:29:58

Thirty-eight million years ago, tropical jungles thrived in what are now the cornfields of the American Midwest and furry marsupials wandered temperate forests in what is now the frozen Antarctic.

2011-05-26 21:20:17

Thirty-eight million years ago, tropical jungles thrived in what are now the cornfields of the American Midwest and furry marsupials wandered temperate forests in what is now the frozen Antarctic.

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2011-04-15 09:32:26

Wind blowing on the ocean is a crucial factor mixing the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide into the ocean depths and keeping it from going back into the atmosphere.

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2008-11-24 14:20:00

A recent study has found that the Southern Ocean has proved more resilient to global warming than previously thought and remains a major store of mankind's planet-warming carbon dioxide.

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2008-05-20 00:20:00

While studying eight Macquarie Ridge sea mountains scientists have discovered millions of starfish capturing food.

2005-08-30 14:33:21

New results shed light on how Antarctica became the icy, barren continent that we know today. British Antarctic Survey (BAS) scientists have discovered that 30-50 million years ago, South America and Antarctica split apart very rapidly. This formed the Drake Passage and resulted in a major global cooling. The findings are published in the latest issue of Earth and Planetary Science Letters.


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