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
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
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
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
Originally Published by The Royal Society-- Pan-Atlantic analysis of the overlap of a highly migratory species, the leatherback turtle, with pelagic longline fisheries.
February 12th, 2014
Biodiversity, Ecosystems, Oceans
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.
August 19th, 2013
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.
August 14th, 2013
Originally published by earthtimes.org - The Titanics will be safe at last- no more icesheets or bergs if the melt continues at this rate
August 10th, 2013
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.
August 5th, 2013
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.
July 30th, 2013