The world’s largest oceanic core complex is named after the reptilian monster from Japanese science fiction. Parts of the seabed feature were recently christened with the beast’s anatomy.
Weakened Kuroshio Slows Down the Ryukyu Current
A combination of the weakened Kuroshio in the Tokara Strait and an increase in anticyclonic eddies led to the slowdown of the Ryukyu Current from 1993 to 2018.
Small-Scale Convection Shuffles the Oceanic Lithosphere
Seafloor spreading organized lithospheric minerals into a lattice, but small-scale convection jumbled up the innermost layer.
Device Made for the Moon May Aid in Carbon Sequestration on Earth
A pocket-sized device intended for use on the Moon could soon play a key role in Japan’s ambitious plans to sequester carbon dioxide.
Months of Gravity Changes Preceded the Tōhoku Earthquake
Using GRACE satellite data, researchers discovered anomalous gravimetric signals that occurred before a seismic event that started deep within Earth.
Monitoreando terremotos a la velocidad de la luz
Nueva investigación utiliza la gravedad y un modelo de aprendizaje automático para estimar instantáneamente la magnitud y ubicación de grandes terremotos.
Monitoring Earthquakes at the Speed of Light
New research uses gravity and a machine learning model to instantaneously estimate the magnitude and location of large earthquakes.
Muography Array Under Tokyo Bay Spots Meteotsunami Waves
A new study shows how muons can be used to study tide and wave phenomena, helping secure coastal communities.