New evidence strengthens a likely link between 20- to 40-year sea surface temperature fluctuations and varying ocean circulation patterns.
Antarctic Meltwater Makes the Ocean Warmer and Fresher
Scientists model how Antarctic meltwater from specific locations could affect the Antarctic Bottom Water, ocean temperatures, and salinity.
A Big Climate Driver in a Small Ocean Basin
Scientists review Atlantic Ocean circulation variability and its applications for predicting decadal climate variation.
Can the North Brazil Current Help Us Understand Atlantic Water Flow?
Currents off the coast of northern Brazil can be used to study changes in the larger oceanic circulation pattern in the Atlantic, when variable winds in the regions are properly accounted for.
Data Correction Needed for Long-Term Heat Transport Monitoring
Scientists assess how historical temperature biases could impact the detection of ocean heat transport changes in a key area of the South Atlantic Ocean where data are scarce.
Correlating Monsoon Strength with Boron Isotopes
Scientists tell the story of the past monsoon by measuring boron isotopes in organisms in the Arabian Sea.
Underwater Gliders Find Swirling Vortices of Warm, Salty Water
Vortices formed off the west coast of Sardinia could play a large role in Mediterranean water circulation and mixing and are significant for marine ecosystems and regional climate.
Large Variability Measured in Kuroshio Current East of Taiwan
Ship surveys show that the "Gulf Stream" of the Pacific is not a stable boundary current.
Circulation Models Cannot Simulate Organized Tropical Convection
Challenges in predicting and simulating the Madden-Julian Oscillation indicate a lack of understanding of the atmospheric circulation pattern's fundamental physics.
Deep Atlantic Conduit Boasts Longest Billow Train
Some 4000 meters below sea level, swirling patterns of more than 250 consecutive breaking waves up to 100 meters tall stretch through the Atlantic Ocean's Romanche Trench.