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2010-10-12 23:20:52

Researchers looking at corals in the western tropical Pacific Ocean have found records linking a profound shift in the depth of the division between warm surface water and colder, deeper water traceable to recent global warming.The finding is the first real evidence supporting what climate modelers have been predicting as the effects of global climate change on the subsurface ocean circulation.The report by researchers from Ohio State University and the University of Toronto was published in...

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2010-06-18 07:55:00

Scientists have found that the ocean temperature at the earth's polar extremes has a significant impact thousands of miles away at the equator. Newcastle University's Dr Erin McClymont is part of an international team of researchers who have published research in Science on June 18 demonstrating a close link between the changes in the subpolar climate and the development of the modern tropical Pacific climate around two million years ago. The team believes this solves another piece of the...

2008-08-22 03:00:24

By Rodbell, Donald T ABSTRACT The demonstration described in this paper attempts to illustrate the main controls on the vertical circulation of lake water. This phenomenon integrates the effects of annual air temperature cycles, fetch, and possible groundwater sources to a lake. Because the nature of a lake's circulation pattern has an effect on the "quality" of the sediment record preserved, it is among the most important limnological processes for students to understand. This...


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.