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Study At Deepwater Horizon Spill Site Finds Key To Tracking

Study At Deepwater Horizon Spill Site Finds Key To Tracking Pollutants

University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science Science consortium offers new information to predict how oil and other pollutants move in the ocean A new study of the ocean circulation patterns at the site of the...

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New Study Suggests Saharan Dust Is Key To The Formation Of The Bahamas Islands
2014-07-29 03:25:35

University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science UM Rosenstiel scientists studied how fertilization of region could trigger carbonate formation A new study suggests that Saharan dust played a major role in the formation of the Bahamas islands. Researchers from the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science showed that iron-rich Saharan dust provides the nutrients necessary for specialized bacteria to produce the island chain's...

2014-07-28 10:21:49

NSU They are something we take very seriously in Florida – hurricanes. The names roll off the tongue like a list of villains – Andrew, Charlie, Frances and Wilma. In the past 25 years or so, experts have gradually been improving prediction of the course a storm may take. This is thanks to tremendous advancements in computer and satellite technology. While we still have the “cone of uncertainty” we’ve become familiar with watching television weather reports, today’s models...

2014-07-21 09:49:35

University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science Collaborative research team publishes findings in special issue of Ecological Indicators A Florida-based marine research team has developed a unique formal process and modeling framework to help manage South Florida's economically important coastal marine environments. The MARES project (Marine and Estuarine Goal Setting), led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Cooperative Institute...

New Information Will Help Improve Tropical Storm Forecasting
2014-07-14 03:53:08

University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science New research from University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science suggests that physical conditions at the air-sea interface, where the ocean and atmosphere meet, is a key component to improve forecast models. The study offers a new method to aid in storm intensity prediction of hurricanes. "The general assumption has been that the large density difference between the ocean and...

2014-05-13 16:22:45

Celebrity Equinox becomes third Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. vessel to feature technologythat helps scientists understand effects of climate change MIAMI, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Last week, as Celebrity Cruises' Celebrity Equinox completed its scheduled dry dock in Cadiz, Spain, it joined Royal Caribbean International's Allure of the Seas and Explorer of the Seas in a program that tracks ocean circulation dynamics and measures atmospheric and oceanographic conditions, on...

Large Magma Chamber Sits Below World’s Most Active Volcano
2014-01-29 13:29:50

[ Watch the Video: What's Bubbling Below The Kilauea Volcano? ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science researchers have discovered a large magma chamber below the world’s most active volcano. The new discovery is the first geophysical observation that large magma chambers exist in the deeper parts of Kilauea. For the study, the team analyzed the seismic waves that travel through the volcano....

Determining Mississippi River's Role In 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
2013-10-24 08:29:04

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The complex circulation of the Mississippi River plume played a substantial role in the transport and fate of the oil following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon incident, according to a new study led by the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. The findings, published in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, provide new information on the transport of oil and other pollutants in the Gulf of...

Epic Ocean-spanning Voyages Of Coral Larvae Revealed
2013-08-20 15:44:55

University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science Models provide first-ever simulated glimpse into dispersal and potential effects of climate change A new computer simulation conducted at the University of Bristol (UB) and University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science has revealed the epic, ocean-spanning journeys traveled by millimeter-sized coral larvae through the world's seas. The study, published in Global Ecology and...

Protecting Spiny Lobster Larvae
2013-06-13 13:04:09

University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science The commercial value of spiny lobster (Panulirus argus) in the Caribbean reaches $1 billion annually, thus making it one of the most valuable fisheries in the region. In a new study of this iconic species, Ph.D. candidate Andrew Kough and Dr. Claire Paris of the Biophysical Interactions Lab at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science, in collaboration with Dr. Mark Butler from Old...

Winner Of 2013 University Of Miami Underwater Photo Contest Gets Seal Of Approval
2013-06-03 12:02:18

University of Miami More than 650 underwater images were submitted for the 2013 Annual Underwater Photography Contest hosted by the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science. The ℠Best Overall Submission' photograph was submitted under the Wide Angle category and was shot near San Diego.  The winning photo by Kyle McBurnie shows a harbor seal looking out from a kelp forest at Cortes Bank. A panel of experts, including photographer and UM...


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