Archive for September, 2010

Meet: Suzanne Bricker [People of NOS]

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Meet Suzanne Bricker, Physical Scientist and Manager of NOAA's National Estuarine Eutrophication Assessment, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science....

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NOS Releases Coastal Climate Change Adaptation Guide

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The Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management (OCRM) has released a coastal climate adaptation guide to help state and territory coastal managers develop and implement adaptation plans to reduce risks of possible climate change impacts....

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Aboard Ballard’s expedition exploring Mediterranean seafloor

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Underwater landslides, deep-sea corals, ancient archaeological sites -- these are just a few of the cool phenomena that graduate students may get to see firsthand in the Mediterranean Sea aboard an expedition led by famed explorer Robert Ballard....

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Gulf oil spill’s vastness confirmed: Largest marine oil accident ever

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In the first independent paper on the volume of the Gulf oil spill, scientists have affirmed heightened estimates of what is now seen as the largest marine oil accident ever. Using a new technique to analyze underwater video of the well riser, they say it leaked 56,000-68,000 barrels daily -- maybe more -- until it was capped. Their estimate of total oil escaped into the ocean is 4.4 million barrels -- close to the most recent consensus of government advisers....

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แจก ยูสเซอร์ พร้อม เครดิต ฟรี ไม่ ต้อง ฝากOcean cooling contributed to mid-20th century global warming hiatus

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The hiatus of global warming in the Northern Hemisphere during the mid-20th century may have been due to an abrupt cooling event centered over the North Atlantic around 1970, rather than the cooling effects of tropospheric pollution....

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China tops world in catch and consumption of fish

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China leads the world in tonnage of fish caught annually as well as the amount of fish consumed, according to new findings. The research ranks the top 20 nations that have the greatest impact on ocean ecosystems through catching or consuming marine wildlife....

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Parting the waters: Computer modeling applies physics to Red Sea escape route

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New research shows the extent to which such sustained winds can dramatically lower water levels. The research suggests that such a "wind setdown" event could have led to a parting of waters similar to the description in the biblical account of the Red Sea....

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Marine scientists unveil mysteries of life on undersea mountains

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They challenge the mountain ranges of the Alps, the Andes and the Himalayas in size yet surprisingly little is known about seamounts, the vast mountains hidden under the world's oceans. Now in a special issue of Marine Ecology, scientists uncover the mystery of life on these submerged mountain ranges and reveal why these under studied ecosystems are under threat....

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2010 tied with 1998 as warmest global temperature on record

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The first eight months of 2010 tied the same period in 1998 for the warmest combined land and ocean surface temperature on record worldwide. Meanwhile, the June-August summer was the second warmest on record globally after 1998, and last month was the third warmest August on record. Separately, last month's global average land surface temperature was the second warmest on record for August, while the global ocean surface temperature tied with 1997 as the sixth warmest for August....

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NASA uses new method to estimate Earth mass movements

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NASA and European researchers have conducted a novel study to simultaneously measure, for the first time, trends in how water is transported across Earth's surface and how the solid Earth responds to the retreat of glaciers following the last major Ice Age, including the shifting of Earth's center of mass....

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