NASA’s S-MODE Takes to the Air and Sea to Study Ocean Eddies

After nearly a year and a half of delays due to the pandemic, the S-MODE team is excited to get their planes in the sky and the gliders in the…

Claim: Marine heatwaves becoming more intense, more frequent

Thinning surface layer of ocean leaves waters more susceptible to extreme warming events UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO AT BOULDER Research News When thick, the surface layer of the ocean acts as…

New analysis highlights importance of groundwater discharge into oceans

“It’s really hard to characterize groundwater discharge, so it has been a source of uncertainty in the modeling of global cycles,” said first author Kimberley Mayfield, who led the study…

Preventing Ecosystem Collapse 3: Seagrass

The good news is most of the human factors that have reduced seagrass meadows can be and are being remedied. Furthermore, rising levels of carbon dioxide will benefit their growth…

How ancient dust from the sea floor helps to explain climate history

During the last Ice Age about 20,000 years ago, iron-containing dust acted as a fertilizer for marine phytoplankton in the South Pacific, promoting CO2 sequestration and thus the glacial cooling…

The Oceans Won’t Suffocate!

Unfortunately, scientific journals also succumb to the same profit incentives. Indeed, pictures of thousands of suffocated fish floating belly-up is very disturbing. However, media outlets amplified our fears with headlines…

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…

Climate change has degraded productivity of shelf sea food webs

University of Plymouth A shortage of summer nutrients as a result of our changing climate has contributed to a 50% decline in important North East Atlantic plankton over the past…

Ocean uptake of CO2 could drop as carbon emissions are cut

Shrinkage due to COVID-19 may provide case in point Earth Institute at Columbia UniversityShare Print E-Mail Volcanic eruptions and human-caused changes to the atmosphere strongly influence the rate at which the ocean…

The most common organism in the oceans harbors a virus in its DNA

University of Washington The most common organism in the oceans, and possibly on the entire planet, is a family of single-celled marine bacteria called SAR11. These drifting organisms look like…

Study: Ancient ocean oxygen levels associated with changing atmospheric carbon dioxide

A Texas A&M-led study analyzed ocean floor sediment cores to provide new insights into the relationship between deep ocean oxygenation and atmospheric carbon dioxide levels in the 50,000 years before…

Antarctic melting slows atmospheric warming and speeds sea level rise

From Eurekalert Public Release: 19-Nov-2018 The research is the first to show how the melting of the Antarctic ice sheet will affect future climate University of Arizona As the Antarctic…

Back-testing the Solar – Sea Level Relationship

Guest post by David Archibald This is a little bit amusing. In February, I had a post on the solar – sea level relationship which quantified the sea level fall…