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The primary cause of increased wave heights in this region, Masselink said, is a weather phenomenon called the North Atlantic Oscillation, or NAO. ... of the NAO, there is a pronounced pressure difference between Spain and Iceland, which yields strong winds over the North Atlantic Ocean and, in turn, high ...
Record-breaking cold ocean temperatures across the central North Atlantic in recent years suggest that the northward oceanic heat transport through the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) has reached a long-term minimum and might be the weakest for at least 1,600 years. Most climate ...

Known as the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation, the current redistributes heat around the North Atlantic region and is the reason behind relatively warm weather in Western Europe. The current's circulation is pivotal for the state of the earth's climate. It works like a conveyor belt, drawing warm water ...
When it comes to regulating global climate, the circulation of the Atlantic Ocean plays a key role. The constantly moving system of deep-water circulation, sometimes referred to as the Global Ocean Conveyor Belt, sends warm, salty Gulf Stream water to the North Atlantic, where it releases heat to the ...
The Gulf Stream is slowing, the North Atlantic is cooling. An international scientific study has found new and harder evidence that one of the planet's key heat pumps, the currents which exchange warmth between the tropics and the Arctic, are weaker today than at any time in the last thousand years.
Both studies focused on the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation, a system of ocean currents found in the North Atlantic. One study measured circulation patterns and temperature changes from a 5.2 million square mile patch of cold water in the North Atlantic to better understand how today's currents ...

Thursday, April 12, 2018, 7:08 PM - The Gulf Stream, the current of water that delivers heat from the equator to the North Atlantic, has been weakening for the past 150 years, and according to new research, it is now at its weakest point of the last 1,600 years. As global warming and climate change whittle away at Arctic sea ...
The investment in ocean research, made possible through the Canada First Research Excellence Fund and distributed by the Ocean Frontier Institute (OFI), enables teams at Dalhousie University, Memorial University of Newfoundland and the University of Prince Edward Island to study ocean-related ...
In recent years sensors stationed across the North Atlantic have picked up a potentially concerning signal: The grand northward progression of water along North America that moves heat from ... That northward flow is a key part of the larger circulation of water, heat and nutrients around the world's oceans.
And the snow has been generous in the mid-Atlantic and Northeastern United States, thanks to a stalled upper-air pattern over the North Atlantic Ocean that has helped spawn a sequence of coastal storms. Averaged statewide, 16.6 inches of snow has landed on the Garden State this month, according to ...
For years, scientists have been tracking a large accumulation of floating trash, mostly bits of plastic, in the north Pacific ocean called the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch,” or the ... There are actually four other accumulation zones such as this one: South Pacific, North Atlantic, South Atlantic, and Indian Ocean.”.
Oceanographers are keenly interested in the North Atlantic for its role in regulating Earth's climate and circulating the nutrients that feed marine life, from plankton to predator fish. Its dense, salty waters draw carbon dioxide from the air and send it deep into the ocean. In the process, nutrients mix through the ...
In addition, satellite observations of the ocean surface and atmospheric data were included. "For various periods over the last 60 years, we have been able to combine important processes: atmospheric variability, such as the North Atlantic Oscillation, water and air temperatures, the occurrence of fresh ...
It's fortunate that Upstate New York has such a strong preference for haddock because unlike cod, which is in perilously short supply in New England and Canada as the result of overfishing and warming ocean temperatures, haddock populations are strong across the North Atlantic, said Patrick Sullivan, ...
Since these processes form the base of ocean ecosystems, it's not surprising the outcome is oceans with, well, a lot less food for fish to eat. Less for fish to eat means ultimately less fish. The study predicts that the North Atlantic, western Pacific and southern Indian Oceans will feel these effects the worst, with ...
And yet these fish, which prefer the deep, cold waters of the Arctic and North Atlantic oceans, have largely eluded scientific study. ... But in areas of the North Atlantic and Arctic where commercial fishing has not historically occurred — such as the waters of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago — their full ...
The group sees film potential in the many aspects of our oceans and the way humans interact with them, including the fisheries, agriculture, energy and tourism. The first Endangered Oceans Films production, “Saving Giants: Survival of the North Atlantic Right Whale,” is scheduled for release at the end of ...

Swells generated by the storm's vast wind field now occupy at least half of the North Atlantic, according to maps provided by the U.S. Ocean Prediction ... The ocean swell event has been so impactful in the Caribbean that even within San Juan Bay the rising water and wave action caused damage along the ...
Whales are moving in unpredictable ways, Dr. Mayo said, because their food is being relocated by changes in ocean conditions. Unusually high numbers of right whales turned up in Canada's Gulf of St. Lawrence last summer, for instance, where they were not expected. The vast majority of animals known ...
Watch: Not just one but TWO hurricane-force storms swirling in the North Atlantic Ocean. By Tom ... An animation of GOES-16 weather satellite images of the North Atlantic Ocean starting on Feb. ... In recent days, two powerful storms packing hurricane-force winds have spun up in the North Atlantic. You can ...
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. today announced that on February 9, 2018, the MOL-operated Car Carrier PROGRESS ACE safely rescued three survivors in the North Atlantic Ocean. Details of the rescue follow: At 10:05 in local time on February 9, 2018, the PROGRESS ACE, sailing from Port of Brunswick, the ...
Last week, at the American Geophysical Union's Ocean Sciences meeting here, scientists presented the first data from an array of instruments moored in the subpolar North Atlantic. The observations reveal unexpected eddies and strong variability in the AMOC currents. They also show that the currents ...
The North Atlantic Ocean is a major driver of the global currents that regulate Earth's climate, mix the oceans and sequester carbon from the atmosphere — but researchers haven't been able to get a good look at its inner workings until now. The first results from an array of sensors strung across this region ...
But the scientists aboard never made it to their destination: The Amundsen was diverted to rescue unsuspecting ships that had become entrapped by Arctic ice floes that moved into North Atlantic Ocean shipping lanes. In past years, these masses of Arctic ice had mostly stayed put in their proper ocean ...
Winter sea ice is common in the North Atlantic Ocean, but ice typically melts by May of each year. Shipping, fishing and ferrying industries pick up around this time, and vessels normally travel through coastal waters unimpeded. But a large amount of sea ice lingered along Canada's east coast into May and ...
Left unchecked, human activity killing the North Atlantic right whales could make them go extinct in 20 years, experts say. Picture of ... This past winter has conservationists trying to save the North Atlantic right whale worried. Their winter ... There's also stress associated with ship noise and ocean noise.".
Almost five billion kilometres from Earth is a powerful storm that once was so large it could stretch across the North Atlantic Ocean. Now, it has almost disappeared. The storm has been raging on Neptune, the eighth planet in our solar system. Just as we get hurricanes here on Earth, storms have been seen ...
The Company's objective is to provide capital appreciation through investment in a portfolio of smaller companies, which are based in countries bordering the North Atlantic Ocean. The Company invests in various sectors, such as investment companies; construction and materials; healthcare, equipment ...
My favorite memories are of playing and swimming in the Cape Cod waters with friends. As a young adult, I continue making memories on the water as a competitive sailor. Offshore drilling would threaten other children's ability to enjoy the Cape's beaches and waters as I have. Cape Cod is home to over ...
Like other ocean ridge systems, the MAR developed as a consequence of the divergent motion between the Eurasian and North American, and African and South American Plates. In the North Atlantic, it separates the Eurasian and North American Plates; whereas in the South Atlantic, it separates the African and South ...
Last week, at the American Geophysical Union's (AGU's) Ocean Sciences meeting here, scientists presented the first data from an array of instruments moored in the subpolar North Atlantic. The observations reveal unexpected eddies and strong variability in the AMOC currents. They also show that the ...
The North Atlantic Ocean is a major driver of the global currents that regulate Earth's climate, mix the oceans and sequester carbon from the atmosphere — but researchers haven't been able to get a good look at its inner workings until now. The first results from an array of sensors strung across this region ...
To learn more about starfish vision in places besides the shoreline, the researchers collected hundreds of specimens (representing 13 species) from depths ranging from shallow waters to 1,000 meters below the surface—all living in the North Atlantic near Greenland. They found that 12 of the species had ...
Greenland sits in the North Atlantic Ocean, northeast of Canada. The island covers about 836,000 square miles (2.17 million square kilometers), or about three times the area of Texas. Only 158,000 square miles (410,000 square km) of that surface are ice-free. One of Greenland's most prominent ...
U.S. Construction Mechanic fastens protective split piping around submerged communication cables. Underwater cables transmit 97% of global communications and $10 trillion in daily financial transactions. (Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Charles E. White/U.S. Navy). Underwater fiber ...
A total of 28 minke whales (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) have died since January 2017 in the Atlantic Ocean from Maine to South Carolina, said the National Oceanic and ... And 18 North Atlantic right whales (Eubalaena glacialis) have died since June 2017, 12 in Canada and six in the United States.
... certain areas in the oceans could be unusually warm and skew the overall long-term average temperature results of some of those prior studies, Shuman says. "These results help resolve a divergence in climate trends of the past 2,000 years recorded in marine sediments of the North Atlantic Ocean, ...
North Atlantic rights whales give birth to their calves in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Southern states, including Georgia. No calves have been spotted yet, but an adult female nicknamed Halo who might be pregnant is one of the whales that monitors saw from a plane Wednesday near Little St. Simons ...
Since January 2016, a total of 62 humpback whales have been found dead along the East Coast from Maine to Florida. NOAA estimates there are fewer than 11,000 humpback whales in the North Atlantic Ocean. The species is not considered endangered. The most recent North Atlantic right whale found ...
The U.S. Department of the Interior has rescheduled an Augusta public meeting on potential oil and gas exploration in the North Atlantic for March 7. A Jan. 22 meeting by the Interior Department's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management was postponed because of the disruption caused by the recent ...
Every spring, the North Atlantic Ocean sees an explosion of tiny, free-floating algae that form the base of the ocean's food chain. While these microorganisms are turning themselves into fish food, they also are gobbling up enormous amounts of carbon dioxide, making them one of nature's key warriors in the ...
“The classic iconic representation of global climate change is a glacier calving into the ocean, creating icebergs,” he said. “When reports of high numbers of icebergs in the North Atlantic appear, like in the last few years, people might simply think that this is because glaciers in Greenland are shrinking fast ...
“The classic iconic representation of global climate change is a glacier calving into the ocean, creating icebergs,” he said. “When reports of high numbers of icebergs in the North Atlantic appear, like in the last few years, people might simply think that this is because glaciers in Greenland are shrinking fast ...
The North Atlantic Ocean located above the 50th parallel north is one of the most efficient carbon sinks in the world. Although it accounts for less than 1.5% of the total surface area of the world's oceans, it captures about 20% of the CO2 sequestered by the oceans. Its very cold surface waters and relatively ...
Where New Jersey and Morocco once described the same unbroken expanse, the widening gulf between them had, by now, become a proper North Atlantic Ocean. But the South Atlantic remained little more than a narrow channel—the jigsaw puzzle of South America and Africa only slightly jostled.
Greenland, which holds the world's second largest ice sheet, sits mostly above sea level, and it touches the ocean only in a select few spots. “The Greenland ice sheet sticks its nose down into the North Atlantic,” is how Bell puts it. Right now, warm ocean water is eroding some of Greenland's fastest-moving ...
These changes in wind distributions can affect water transport in the North Atlantic Ocean, causing it to build up along the U.S. Eastern Seaboard at times. Other scientists have shown that this transport ultimately determines the timing of short-term accelerations in sea-level rise along the U.S. Atlantic coast.
Transport of carbonate ions towards the deep North Atlantic Ocean has fallen by more than 40% since the Industrial Revolution, posing a potential ... About 30% of this anthropogenic CO2 has been captured by the world's oceans, increasing ocean acidity and decreasing carbonate ion concentrations.
On 6 May we got an indication on our Navtex station that a low-pressure system heading from the North Atlantic to Great Britain was deviating from its expected track and looked like it was going to cross our path. The pressure was forecast around 999 millibars with force 6-7 Beaufort winds to be expected.
The modeling session started with discussing the preliminary results of modeling the change in ocean circulation and carbon cycling, followed by a discussion of the Eurasian deglaciation, which caused a large number of icebergs to detach from North Atlantic glaciers about 15,000 to 18,000 years ago, ...


 

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