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2010-06-10 12:41:00

Museum Makes History and Brings Current Science to North Texas FORT WORTH, Texas, June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History (FWMSH) brings current, international science to the forefront as it offers children from the region the opportunity to speak directly to the crew of the Plastiki, a 60-foot catamaran engineered from recyclable materials and 12,500 reclaimed plastic soda bottles that is sailing the Pacific Ocean from San Francisco to Sydney. The...

2010-06-09 21:36:18

Combination of hi-tech models and paleo-records may hold key to unlocking reason for Anastazi people's migration and other global events In the time before Columbus sailed the ocean blue, a cooler central Pacific Ocean has been connected with drought conditions in Europe and North America that may be responsible for famines and the disappearance of cliff dwelling people in the American West. A new study from the University of Miami (UM) has found a connection between La...

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2010-04-16 10:50:00

Researchers have discovered a mass of floating plastic garbage, not unlike the so-called Great Pacific Garbage Patch discovered between Hawaii and California last decade, over a remote location in the Atlantic Ocean. "We found the great Atlantic garbage patch," Anna Cummins, one of those individuals who collected plastic samples from a location between Bermuda and the Azores Islands in February, told Associated Press (AP) reporter Mike Melia. "Our job now is to let people know that plastic...

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2010-02-23 14:42:48

Climatologists have long known that human-produced greenhouse gases have been the dominant drivers of Earth's observed warming since the start of the Industrial Revolution. But other factors also affect our planet's temperature. Of these, the ocean plays a dominant role. Its effects helped nudge global temperatures slightly higher in 2009, and, according to NASA scientists, could well contribute to making 2010 the warmest year on record. Covering 71 percent of our planet's surface, the ocean...

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2010-01-28 15:30:16

The tenth tropical depression in the Southern Pacific Ocean has strengthened overnight and has been dubbed "Tropical Storm Nisha" and NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission has watched the storm's precipitation increase since yesterday. The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission or TRMM satellite is managed by both NASA and the Japanese Space Agency, JAXA. At 11:35 UTC (6:35 a.m. ET) today, January 28, TRMM flew over Nisha and captured an image of the storm's rainfall. The storm has...

2010-01-13 11:00:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Graphis, the international journal of visual communication, has recognized Leopold Ketel & Partners with two gold awards in the advertising category for its Tillamook Cheese creative work. In competition with much larger agencies from across the globe, LKP walked away with the gold for designing the exterior of Tillamook Cheese trucks to appear as though one could peer inside to see three Baby Loaf products. LKP's team included Andrew Reed,...

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2010-01-12 06:50:00

This year's fierce winter in much of the Northern Hemisphere is only the beginning of a global trend towards cooler weather that is likely to last decades, say some of the world's most renowned climate scientists.   However, other experts say the cold spell does not contradict an overall trend of global warming. A report on Sunday by the British newspaper The Mail cited forecasts by eminent climate scientists that are a direct challenge to some of the most deeply held beliefs among...

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2010-01-11 07:40:00

In a vivid example of how a small geographic feature can have far-reaching impacts on climate, new research shows that water levels in the Bering Strait helped drive global climate patterns during ice age episodes dating back more than 100,000 years. The international study, led by scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), found that the repeated opening and closing of the narrow strait due to fluctuating sea levels affected currents that transported heat and salinity...

2009-12-11 08:20:00

TOFOL, KOSRAE, Federated States of Micronesia, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Located in the blue waters of the Pacific Ocean, the Micronesian island of Kosrae celebrates the Christmas season in unique fashion, both on land and underwater. Christmas Marching: Christmas Marching on Kosrae is truly a one-of-a-kind island event. According to Kosrae Visitors Bureau Director Grant Ismael, every year Kosraens participate in Christmas Marching, a blend of Western/Christian Christmas traditions and...

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2009-10-29 15:34:22

Another typhoon in the northern Philippines really is something to be scared about, and Mirinae is expected to make landfall there in the mid-morning hours on Halloween, October 31. Mirinae will be the fourth major storm to hit the Philippines in one month bringing more rain to an already flood-weary region. NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite is already hard at work analyzing rainfall, to provide meteorologists with an idea of what can be expected when the storm...


Latest Pacific ocean Reference Libraries

Dall’s Porpoise, Phocoenoides dalliz
2013-08-29 10:15:35

Dall’s porpoise (Phocoenoides dalliz) can only be found in the North Pacific, with a range that includes the Sea of Japan and the Okhotsk and Bering Seas. This range extends to southern California in the east and to the southern waters of Japan in the west. When normal weather patterns change and waters become colder, this species can be found in in Baja, California, specifically in Scammon's Lagoon, and strays can occasionally be found in the Chukchi Sea. It prefers to reside in cold...

Pacific Rim
2013-02-19 13:33:00

The Pacific Rim is a reference to places around the edge of Pacific Ocean. The term Pacific Basin includes the Pacific Rim and the islands within the Pacific Ocean. It roughly overlaps with the geologic Pacific Ring of Fire. These countries are generally considered to be a part of the Pacific Rim, since they lie along the Pacific Ocean: North/East Asia Russia, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Southeast Asia, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand,...

North America
2013-02-18 15:40:12

North America is a continent completely within the Northern Hemisphere and almost completely within the Western Hemisphere. It’s also considered a northern subcontinent of the Americas. It’s bordered to the north by the Arctic Ocean, to the west and south by the Pacific Ocean, to the southeast by South America and the Caribbean Sea, and to the east by the Atlantic Ocean. This continent covers an area of approximately 9,540,000 sq miles, about 4.8 percent of the plants surface or about...

Weather Reference Library
2012-07-19 19:06:01

Honolulu, located in the Pacific Ocean, has a mostly marine time climate and has a pretty consistent temperature average from month to month. This is a look at the La-Nina impacts on the local area. January 2012: For the month of January it is typical to see average high temps in the 80’s while overnight lows drop into the 70’s. During the La-Nina event January temps were normal 71% of the month at the, with above temps 23% of the month and 6% of the month found the temps dropping...

Cumulus Clouds (Low Cloud)
2014-01-11 00:00:00

If you look in the photo above you can see the line of Cumulus clouds that appear in the background. These clouds were created by daytime heating and also an unstable atmosphere. The moisture for these clouds was rising from the Pacific Ocean. The darker cloud is the stronger of the cumulus clouds meaning that the majority of the moisture is being absorbed by that cloud. The clouds around this one are also starting to get more moisture from the ocean to build. Above the cumulus clouds you...

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Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.