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Bill Patzert, an oceanographer and climatologist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif, has been honored by the American Geophysical Union with its 2010 Athelstan Spilhaus Award for his contributions to improving public understanding of Earth science.
The upper layer of Earth's ocean has warmed since 1993, indicating a strong climate change signal.
The familiar model of Atlantic ocean currents that shows a discrete "conveyor belt" of deep, cold water flowing southward from the Labrador Sea is probably all wet.
When I attend a middle school or high school career day, I often have a student tell me, "I want to be an oceanographer." But as we talk more, I realize that what the student really wants to be is a marine biologist.