Cold surface water in the Southern Ocean is a critical component in ocean carbon uptake. A new study profiles it using state-of-the-art research techniques.
Rapid Evolution of Volcanic Systems Reflected in Magnetics
Spatiotemporal magnetic monitoring along with InSAR models is a powerful tool to image magmatic, hydrothermal, and mechanical changes within the volcanic edifice of the Piton de la Fournaise.
Source of Precipitation Moisture Feeding Himalayan Rivers
Isotope study showing the partitioning of moisture into snow, ice, and groundwater allows an understanding of the relative contribution to river flow to show where Himalayan river water comes from.
Unlocking Ultra-High-Resolution Paleothermometry from Sediments
Mass spectrometric imaging techniques used to extract micron-scale organic paleothermometry signatures from Arabian Sea sediments show that they skillfully reflect observations.
Higher Sea Surface Temperatures Could Lead to a Weaker Monsoon
Most climate models predict that the South Asian monsoon will strengthen with climate change, but new research indicates warmer ocean temperatures may lead to a drier phenomenon.
A Cagey Approach to Speedy and Safe Seafloor Deployments
Researchers devised a simple way to deliver ocean bottom seismometers accurately to the seafloor to study ongoing seismic and volcanic activity near the islands of Mayotte.
An Indian Ocean Network to Keep Track of Climate
Until this decade, the Indian Ocean was not well monitored. Today, the Indian Ocean Observing System helps with both weather monitoring and climate modeling.
Cyclone Tauktae Documents a Climate Trend in the Tropics
The western Indian Ocean has been warming at a rate faster than any other region in the tropical oceans, a pattern that is contributing to more frequent and intense storm activity.
What Causes Centennial Changes in the Indonesian Throughflow?
Transient long-term changes in the strength of the Indonesian Throughflow are unexpectedly linked to circulation changes in the remote high-latitude North Atlantic.
New Volcano, Old Caldera
Researchers suggest a magma chamber sits within an old submarine caldera structure that extends into the mantle. Nearby, a new underwater volcano emerged with a flurry of seismicity.