A record-length turbidity current triggered by river flooding has revealed a new link between the surface and the deep sea.
Exploring Methane Emissions from Africa’s Tropical Forests
Global methane budgets suffer from a lack of field studies in African forests, but new research sheds light on methane emissions and uptake from upland forests in the Congo Basin.
Congo Rain Forest Endures a Longer Dry Season
The forest’s dry season has been starting earlier and ending later for decades, making parts of it vulnerable to incursions by drought-resistant ecosystems.
Elephants Boost Carbon Storage in Rain Forests
Forest elephants are the “gardeners of the Congo.” How might their dwindling population affect carbon storage in the world’s second-largest tropical forest?
Mud on the Move
Powerful submarine flows known as turbidity currents are starting to give up their secrets.
How Do Deep-Sea Gravity Currents Transport Sediment So Far?
The first field measurements of turbidity currents flowing around submarine channel bends indicate spiral flow plays a key role in keeping sediment suspended for hundreds of kilometers.
River Plumes near the Equator Have Major Effects on Oceans
Every second, the Congo sends millions of gallons of freshwater deep into the Atlantic, influencing marine plants and wildlife.
Promoting the Universal Language of Science: Translating Congo Research
Overcoming barriers to broaden scientific discovery in the Congo