Low-salinity water from the Ganga-Brahmaputra river is transported by mesoscale eddies in the Bay of Bengal, but when the monsoon winds strengthen, a shallow “Ekman” flow dominates dispersal of water.
Coastal Ocean Warming Adds to CO2 Burden
With coastal oceans around the world changing from the effects of urbanization, rising carbon dioxide levels, and climate warming, recent work begins to find new land-sea linkages.
A Complete Picture of Southern Ocean Surface Circulation
For the first time, researchers combine estimates of sea surface height and circulation patterns in both ice-covered and ice-free regions of the Southern Ocean.
Ocean Circulation, Carbon Cycling During the Last Deglaciation
Past Global Changes (PAGES) OC3 Working Group second workshop on Ocean Circulation and Carbon Cycling during Last Deglaciation: Regional Synthesis of Carbon Isotopes Data; Corvallis, Oregon, 27–29 June 2017
Ocean Dynamics May Drive North Atlantic Temperature Anomalies
A new analysis of sea surface temperature and salinity over several decades seeks to settle the debate on which of two mechanisms underlies the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation.
First Detailed Study of Circulation off Angola
New data give scientists insight into the eastern boundary current off Angola, helping them to evaluate and assess why simulations create sea surface temperature biases in the region.
Optical Sensors Can Shed Light on Particle Dynamics in the Ocean
First TOMCAT Workshop; Southampton, UK, 12–14 September 2016
What Happens When Ocean Eddies Hit a Wall?
A new study tracks two ocean eddies passing over the Pacific Ocean's Izu-Ogasawara Ridge.
How the Deep, Cold Currents of the Labrador Sea Affect Climate
Seventeen years of ocean current data link global atmospheric and oceanic circulation.
Tracing the North Atlantic's Bottom Waters
Chemicals released by two European nuclear fuel reprocessing plants, along with certain chlorofluorocarbons, are helping to constrain the speed and behavior of North Atlantic deep-ocean circulation.