Oceans

Twenty Buses a Day: The High Stakes Race to Create a Global Cholera Early Warning System

What infectious disease kills the most children under the age of five? If you guessed malaria or AIDS, guess again. Cholera claims more victims than either of those diseases. Now, a team of researchers are developing a method to provide early warning of cholera outbreaks. If successful, the effort could drastically reduce the number of cholera deaths.

Osha Gray Davidson, posted on March 18th, 2014
Articles, Climate, Earth Observation, Health, Oceans, Water

OGC netCDF: Powerful Tool for Science

A widely used "fluid earth systems" data model and data access standard called netCDF now provides an important bridge between GIS and the complex 4-D processing systems used in oceanography and atmospheric sciences. By bringing netCDF into the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) standards organization, the netCDF community has given climate scientists, for example, a streamlined method for bringing virtually all types of spatial/temporal data and processing into climate science models and workflows.

Ben Domenico and Stefano Nativi , posted on March 14th, 2014
Articles, Climate, Informatics Theme, Oceans

Tracking the Currents of Fukushima

Ken Buesseler of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute describes methods for tracking oceanic Cesium released by the Fukushima disaster and misperceptions about radioactive danger in the Northwest Pacific Ocean.

Elise Mulder Osenga, posted on March 13th, 2014
Articles, Health, Oceans

Call for Papers — Oceans Environment and Technologies

Earthzine (www.earthzine.org) was established in 2007 as an outreach activity for the GEO (Group on Earth Observations) and GEOSS (Global Earth Observation System of Systems) initiative. As a newly adopted publication of the Oceanic Engineering Society, we seek contributions to bolster Earthzine’s coverage of oceans-related activities.

Earthzine staff , posted on March 13th, 2014
Oceans, Oceans Environment and Technologies Theme, Technology

Endangered sea turtles fall victim to fishery bycatch

Originally Published by The Royal Society-- Pan-Atlantic analysis of the overlap of a highly migratory species, the leatherback turtle, with pelagic longline fisheries.

Posted on February 12th, 2014
Biodiversity, Ecosystems, Oceans

Global Sea Level Rise Dampened by Australia Floods

Global Sea Level Rise Dampened by Australia Floods Originally published by ScienceDaily - When enough raindrops fall over land instead of the ocean, they begin to add up. New research led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) shows that when three atmospheric patterns came together over the Indian and Pacific oceans, they drove so much precipitation over Australia in 2010 and 2011 that the world's ocean levels dropped measurably. Unlike other continents, the soils and topography of Australia prevent almost all of its precipitation from running off into the ocean.

Posted on August 19th, 2013
Oceans

Timing a Rise in Sea Level

Timing a Rise in Sea Level Originally published by The New York Times - Thirty-five years ago, a scientist named John H. Mercer issued a warning. By then it was already becoming clear that human emissions would warm the earth, and Dr. Mercer had begun thinking deeply about the consequences.

Posted on August 14th, 2013
Oceans

Oceans 2012

Oceans 2012 Originally published by earthtimes.org - The Titanics will be safe at last- no more icesheets or bergs if the melt continues at this rate

Posted on August 10th, 2013
Oceans

Disappearance of Coral Reefs, Drastically Altered Marine Food Web On the Horizon

Disappearance of Coral Reefs, Drastically Altered Marine Food Web On the Horizon Originally published by ScienceDaily - If history's closest analog is any indication, the look of the oceans will change drastically in the future as the coming greenhouse world alters marine food webs and gives certain species advantages over others.

Posted on August 5th, 2013
Oceans

Climate study predicts a watery future for New York, Boston and Miami

Sea and city skyline. Originally published by The Guardian - Study shows that 1,700 places in the United States are at greater risk of rising sea levels than previously thought.

Posted on July 30th, 2013
Climate, Oceans

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