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Global Ocean Currents Could Be Changed By Warmer And Saltier Water In The Future

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Global Ocean Currents Could Be Changed By Warmer And Saltier Water In The Future

Source: Phys.org/Catherine Collins, From Horizon Magazine, Horizon: The EU Research & Innovation Magazine - March 12, 2018

Melting ice shelves are changing the ocean's chemistry at the South Pole and the result could be a change in global currents and increased glacial more…

Minerals In Microscopic Fossils Record Big Shifts In Ocean Currents

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Minerals In Microscopic Fossils Record Big Shifts In Ocean Currents

Source: Hakai Magazine/K. N. Smith - January 5, 2018

About 40 million years ago, the southern tips of South America and Australia began to drift away from Antarctica, a tectonic shift that opened a more…

Seen For The First Time: Double Whirlpools Found Spinning Across Hundreds Of Miles in Ocean

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Seen For The First Time: Double Whirlpools Found Spinning Across Hundreds Of Miles in Ocean

Source: Newsweek/Sydney Pereira - January 1, 2018

A double whirlpool, an ocean phenomenon also known as a smoke ring, has stayed together for longer than ever previously observed. The formation, spotted off the more…

Hot Spots of Ocean Mixing Generated By Undersea Topography

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Hot Spots of Ocean Mixing Generated By Undersea Topography

Source: Phys.org/ Robert Perkins/California Institute of Technology - December 7, 2017

Using underwater robots in the waters surrounding Antarctica, scientists at Caltech have shown that the intersection of strong currents with the slope of landmasses rising more…

Researchers Use Mud to Track Changes in Speed of Deep Ocean Currents

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Researchers Use Mud to Track Changes in Speed of Deep Ocean Currents

Source: Phys.org/University of Cambridge - September 28, 2017

Researchers have found a way to chart changes in the speed of deep-ocean currents using the most modest of materials - mud. The approach, reported more…

This Is How Deep Currents in the Ocean Move

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This Is How Deep Currents in the Ocean Move

Source: Discovery News/Patrick J. Kiger - December 2, 2015

Deep in the Southern Ocean lies the densest and coldest water on the planet. But that doesn’t mean that it isn’t moving.

On the contrary, more…

NASA’s New Way to Track Ocean Currents From Space

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NASA’s New Way to Track Ocean Currents From Space

Source: Phys.org/Carol Rasmussen - November 3, 2015

A team of NASA and university scientists has developed a new way to use satellite measurements to track changes in Atlantic Ocean currents, which are more…

Coastal Upwelling Has Become More Variable in Recent Years

Source: LiveScience/Kelly Dickerson - September 22, 2014

Ocean currents that deliver important nutrients to shallow, coastal waters have become weaker and more variable over the last half-century, which could affect fish and more…

Constant Renewable Energy From the Ocean

Source: LiveScience/Tanya Lewis - August 11, 2014

A new technology that harnesses the power of ocean currents could provide a clean and limitless form of renewable energy, some scientists say.
A group more…

Did Ocean Current Slowdown Cause Ice Age?

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Did Ocean Current Slowdown Cause Ice Age?

Source: LiveScience/Becky Oskin - June 30, 2014

A dramatic slowdown in deep ocean currents matches a major reset in Earth's ice ages about 1 million years ago, new evidence from the South more…