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Marine Debris Evidence Of Massive Hawaiian Tsunami

Marine Debris Evidence Of Massive Hawaiian Tsunami

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The massive tsunami that struck Japan in 2011 was a wake-up call for Honolulu officials, who began working on updating the island's evacuation plans and procedures immediately after the wall...

Latest Oceanography Stories

2014-10-21 12:24:35

FAIRFAX, Va., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CSS-Dynamac, a leader in integrating the science behind food safety, food defense, and food security, sponsors the session Coastal and Marine Resource Assessments to Inform Biodiversity and Fisheries Management, at 9am October 23(rd), as part of the International Symposium on Weather and Climate Extremes, Food Security and Biodiversity, held at George Mason University, October 20-24, 2014. Climate change has profound effects on...

Pacific Ocean
2014-10-07 05:00:17

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Water expands as it gets warmer and climatologists have suspected that warming in the deep ocean may add to rising sea levels around the world. However, a new study has found evidence that the deep ocean is not warming measurably. The study researchers, from at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in California, added that this finding, reported in the journal Nature Climate Change, does not solve the mystery of why global warming...

Florida Keys
2014-10-06 16:21:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and NASA are funding three demonstration projects that will lay the foundation for the first national network to monitor marine biodiversity at scales ranging from microbes to whales. The U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) also plans to contribute. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The projects, funded at...

2014-10-06 12:22:58

Top Climate Impact Experts Provide More Accurate Coastal Risk Assessments and Cost-Effective Adaptation Solutions FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In greater and greater numbers, Americans are beginning to notice climate impacts all around them. Rain comes in heavier downpours. Nuisance flooding increased nearly a thousand percent in some coastal cities. Seasonal high tides bring street flooding to Miami Beach, even on sunny days. During the next mortgage cycle,...

2014-10-06 12:21:27

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The cold waters of Earth's deep ocean have not warmed measurably since 2005, according to a new NASA study, leaving unsolved the mystery of why global warming appears to have slowed in recent years. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, analyzed satellite and direct ocean temperature data from 2005 to 2013 and found the ocean abyss below 1.24...

ocean Gravity model
2014-10-04 07:47:52

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An international team of researchers has developed a new, vivid map illustrating the world’s seafloor with twice the detail and accuracy of the previous version, which was created over 20 years ago. Using two streams of previously untapped data, scientists have mapped thousands of previously uncharted mountains rising from the seafloor along with providing additional clues about the formation of the continents. According to a study...

brine shrimp
2014-10-01 07:43:50

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In 1957, the world was introduced to Sea Monkeys, and people were fascinated. Sea Monkeys were advertised in nearly every popular comic book, and even made a trip to space with Astronaut John Glenn in 1998 aboard Space Shuttle Discovery. The public's fascination with the tiny brine shrimp known as Sea Monkeys mostly stems from the fact that the dehydrated eggs hatch, develop and mate given little more than a tank of salt water....

The Unpredictable El Niño Of 2014
2014-09-24 03:32:30

Alan Buis, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory Prospects have been fading for an El Niño event in 2014, but now there's a glimmer of hope for a very modest comeback. Scientists warn that unless these developing weak-to-modest El Niño conditions strengthen, the drought-stricken American West shouldn't expect any relief. The latest sea-level-height data from the NASA/European Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM)/Jason-2 satellite mission show a pair of eastward-moving waves of higher...

2014-09-17 16:21:54

Film to debut at Giant Screen Cinema Association conference in Toronto LOS ANGELES and LONDON, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Famous ocean explorer Jean-Michel Cousteau will be presenting the industry premiere of his first film for IMAX® theaters and giant screen cinemas, "Secret Ocean 3D," at the annual Giant Screen Cinema Association conference in Toronto (ON) this Sunday, September 21, 2014. Directed by Jean-Michel Cousteau, the 40-minute documentary will allow audiences to...

2014-09-16 16:22:43

The Open Atmospheric Society takes a new approach to atmospheric science, becoming the first society of its kind to be a cloud-based online organization RENO, Nev., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Open Atmospheric Society, known as "The OAS" for short announces its formation, and readiness to accept charter members. The purpose of The OAS is to provide a paperless and entirely online professional organization that will represent individuals who have been unrepresented by existing...


Latest Oceanography Reference Libraries

Baffin Bay
2013-04-18 13:21:50

Baffin Bay, which is located between Baffin Island and the southwest coast of Greenland, is a marginal sea of the North Atlantic Ocean. It’s connected to the Atlantic by Davis Strait and the Labrador Sea. A narrower Nares Strait connects the Baffin Bay with the Arctic Ocean. The Baffin Bay is an arm of the Atlantic Ocean that is bordered by Baffin Island towards the west, Greenland towards the east, and Ellesmere Island towards the north. It is connected to the Atlantic through the Davis...

Current Sea Level Rise
2013-04-01 10:39:21

The sea levels all around the world are rising. Current sea-level rise has the potential to affect human populations and the natural environment. Two key factors have contributed to the observed sea level rise. The first is thermal expansion: as the ocean water warms, it expands. The second is from the influence of land-based ice because of increased melting. The major store of water on land is found in the glaciers and the ice sheets. The rising of sea levels is one of several lines of...

Ocean Acidification
2013-04-01 10:32:20

Ocean acidification is the name that was given to the ongoing decrease in the pH of Earth’s oceans, a cause of the uptake of anthropogenic carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. About 30 to 40 percent of the carbon dioxide that is released by humans into the atmosphere dissolves into the lakes, oceans, and rivers. To maintain the chemical equilibrium, some of it reacts with the water to create carbonic acid. Some of these extra carbonic acid molecules react with a water molecule to provide a...

Basic Ocean Terms
2013-02-05 12:52:11

Image Credit: Meteorologist Joshua Kelly When meteorologists are forecasting for ocean-going vessels, there are a few terms that we need to understand. The first term is wavelength. Wavelength is defined as the distance between two crests or between two troughs as seen in the image above. The example above highlights the crest to crest concept of wavelength. The next term that we use is wave height, and to determine this, we first must look at the wave when it passes our station. When...

Ocean Analysis for November 17, 2012
2012-11-17 08:24:58

Point #1: Warm finger- This region inside the area marked number 1, represents a warm finger of the ocean temperatures. What is occurring is that the warmer air is being pushed faster in this region than the surrounding locations giving us this little finger of warmer temps in that region. Point #2: Warm Eddie- This is a region of warmer temps surrounded on all sides by colder water. Eddies are a closed circulation of water in the ocean that has in this case warmer temps around it. These...

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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.