Arctic Ocean changes driven by sub-Arctic seas

New research explores how lower-latitude oceans drive complex changes in the Arctic Ocean, pushing the region into a new reality distinct from the 20th-century norm.

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First direct evidence of ocean mixing across the gulf stream

New research provides the first direct evidence for the Gulf Stream blender effect, identifying a new mechanism of mixing water across the swift-moving current. The results have important implications for weather, climate and fisheries because ocean mixing plays a critical role in these processes. The Gulf Stream is one of the largest drivers of climate and biological productivity from Florida to Newfoundland and along the western coast of Europe.

Dynamics of the Tropical Atmosphere and Oceans

Reposted from Dr. Judith Curry’s Climate Etc. Posted on June 9, 2020 by curryja by Judith Curry Peter Webster’s magnum opus is now published: Dynamics of the Tropical Atmosphere and Oceans. From the blurb on amazon.com: “This book presents a unique and comprehensive view of the fundamental dynamical and thermodynamic principles underlying the large circulations…

There is no escaping from climate change, even in the deep sea

Hokkaido University Even though the deeper layers of the ocean are warming at a slower pace than the surface, animals living in the deep ocean are more exposed to climate warming and will face increasing challenges to maintain their preferred thermal habitats in the future. Reporting in the journal Nature Climate Change, an international team…

Climate change could threaten sea snails in mid-Atlantic waters

Common whelk live in one of the fastest warming marine areas, Rutgers-led study says Rutgers University  An adult whelk collected aboard a commercial scallop vessel. Credit: Sarah Borsetti/Rutgers University-New Brunswick Climate change could threaten the survival and development of common whelk – a type of sea snail – in the mid-Atlantic region, according to a…

Global cooling after nuclear war would harm ocean life

Seafood production also may be impacted by increased acidification Rutgers University Corals, which are threatened by global climate change and ocean acidification, support a wide range of reef fish at Baker reef in the Pacific Remote Islands. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Morgan Winston A nuclear war that cooled Earth could worsen the impact of ocean acidification on…