An ultraslow-spreading stretch of the Southwest Indian Ridge is thicker than expected: both tectonic and volcanic processes may be feeding the growing seafloor there.
A new initiative seeks to unite and network the magnetic research community in the northern Indian Ocean region.
Despite indications that the Pacific Ocean is helping to take up the world's missing surface heat, the heat doesn't linger; oceanographers now find that heat has moved over to the Indian Ocean.
As computational power grows thanks to improving techniques and technology, scientists are working toward incorporating complex systems such as clouds into global and regional climate models.
Storms over the Indian Ocean show that precipitation type depends on oceanic airflow.
Legacies of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami include recent interviews with lucid eyewitnesses to an obscure disaster in 1945. The accounts attest to coastal hazards in Oman, Iran, Pakistan, and India.
From 1957 to 1965, 46 ships under 14 flags collected data for the International Indian Ocean Expedition. Now, 50 years later, scientists are planning a fresh effort to study the Indian Ocean.