Oceanography, climate & fisheries

By S. McClatchie | Scientific information on climate variability, multidisciplinary ocean science and fisheries resources from a non-advocacy view point.

Monsoon Storms Fewer but More Extreme

A UA-led study is among the first to look at long-term changes in monsoon precipitation, and the results are consistent with climate change. The …

Weather

Coral Reefs in the Gulf of Aqaba May Survive Global Warming, New Study Finds | Bar Ilan University

Coral reefs in the Red Sea’s Gulf of Aqaba can resist rising water temperatures. If they survive local pollution, these corals may one day be used to …

Satellite snafu masked true sea-level rise for decades

Revised tallies confirm that the rate of sea-level rise is accelerating as the Earth warms and ice sheets thaw.<p>The numbers didn’t add up. Even as …

Climate Change

Press Release: Hot dogs - is climate change impacting populations of African wild dogs?

Press Release: Hot dogs – is climate change impacting populations of African wild dogs?<p>20 July 2017<p>By Sabrina Weiss<p>Climate change may be harming the …

New Global Ocean Circulation Climatology Released

MIAMI—Scientists from the University of Miami’s (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and the National Oceanic & Atmospheric …

Oceans

Record-breaking marine heatwave cooks Tasmania's fisheries | Australian Research Council's (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science

Picture (top left): Jakob Owens<p>Climate change was almost certainly responsible for a marine heatwave off Tasmania’s east coast in 2015/16 that lasted …

Drones at sea: Unmanned vehicles to expand data collection from far-flung locales

Build Four New U.S. Polar Icebreakers, Report Urges

Deeming the United States “ill-equipped to protect its interest and maintain leadership” in the polar regions, a national science advisory committee …

Stronger winds heat up West Antarctic ice melt | Australian Research Council's (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science

New research published today in <i>Nature Climate Change</i> has revealed how strengthening winds on the opposite side of Antarctica, up to 6000kms away, …

New assessment identifies global hotspots for water conflict

07/17/2017Thumbnail: Promote to OSU home page: Not Promote to the OSU home pageTeaser: More than 1,400 new dams or water diversion projects are …

Climatic stability resulted in the evolution of more bird species - Umeå University, Sweden

[2017-07-17] More species of birds have accumulated in genera inhabiting climatically stable areas. This is shown by a new study from Umeå University.<p>…

Evolution

The spirit of collaboration aboard Gulf of Mexico cruise

This summer, NOAA and partner scientists will conduct their most collaborative ocean acidification sampling of the Gulf of Mexico yet. Set to depart …

Oceans

The New Technology That Promises to Blow up Illegal Fishing

Hundreds of thousands of fishing vessels. Millions of square miles of ocean. Billions of radio transmissions. The constant stream of data can …

OSU Gets Funding For New Ocean Research Vessel

Oregon State University has received funding for a new class of research vessel for the U.S. Academic Fleet. The $122 million grant from the National …

Six Points of Perspective on Larsen C’s Huge New Iceberg

Sometime between 10 and 12 July, Antarctica lost 1 trillion metric tons of ice, when a section of the Antarctic Peninsula’s Larsen C ice shelf broke …

Climate Change

The rare Trump appointment that is actually making scientists very happy

Thus far, the Trump administration has pursued an agenda that has alarmed scientists and environmentalists, including the recent decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement. The administration has also been slow to appoint scientific leadership, both in the White House and across federal …

Oceans

Taylor & Francis

Slight increases in temperature in Mediterranean regions from global warming could potentially result in labour, productivity and economic losses for …

Study Finds Toxic Mercury is Accumulating in the Arctic Tundra

Media contacts: Nancy Cicco, 978-934-4944 or Nancy_Cicco@uml.edu and Christine Gillette, 978-934-2209 or Christine_Gillette@uml.edu<p>LOWELL, Mass. – …

Surging Heat May Limit Aircraft Takeoffs Globally

Study Sees Widespread Effects on Aviation<p>Rising temperatures due to global warming will make it harder for many aircraft around the world to take off …

How Does Changing Climate Bring More Extreme Events?

A rapidly-emerging area of scientific study is “event attribution” which seeks to understand the relationships between extreme weather and climate …

Climate Change

Climate change to deplete some US water basins, reduce irrigated crop yields

A new study by MIT climate scientists, economists, and agriculture experts finds that certain hotspots in the country will experience severe …

Seaside sparrows caught between predators, rising seas

Sea-level rise is a problem for saltmarsh birds, but so is predation, and birds sometimes find themselves caught between two threats: They can nest …

Climate Change

The one trillion tonne iceberg: Larsen C Ice Shelf rift finally breaks through

The calving occurred sometime between Monday 10th July and Wednesday 12th July, when a 5,800 square km section of Larsen C finally broke away.<p>The …

Undersea robot reveals “schools” of animals in deep scattering layers

July 10, 2017<p><i>This sonar data collected by an autonomous underwater vehicle shows animals within a sound-scattering layer. The different colors</i> …

Warm Winter Events in Arctic Becoming More Frequent

Arctic winter warming events, where temperatures peak above 14 degrees Fahrenheit, are a normal part of the Arctic climate, but new research finds …

The Arctic

Advanced Modeling Technique Suggests Extreme Coastal Sea Levels More Likely

Improving projections for how much ocean levels may change in the future and what that means for coastal communities has vexed researchers studying …

Climate Change

The JetYak

A new type of oceangoing robot takes scientists places they couldn't go before

Oceans

Six Right Whales Die In Canadian Waters In Less Than Three Weeks

Whales