ocean currents

  • Explainer

    Explainer: what is La Niña?

    And how do we know it’s happening?

    The Bureau of Meteorology has officially declared a La Niña event is happening this summer. So what is a La Niña even...

    Climate November 24, 2021
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    Biology April 19, 2021
  • Not just drifting by

    Risky crossing likely a migration choice.

    Whether ancient humans made sea crossings by choice or by chance is a common topic of debate among historians.In ...

    Earth December 4, 2020
  • New area for MH370 search?

    Analysis suggests currents push likely crash site further north.

    The missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, which disappeared from radar screens in 2014, may have crashed into the o...

    Mathematics April 30, 2019
  • A phytoplankton vortex in the Baltic Sea

    Green blooms of cyanobacteria outline ocean currents in satellite imagery.

    Every summer, phytoplankton spread across the northern basins of the North Atlantic and Arctic Oceans, with blooms sp...

    Earth Sciences August 27, 2018
  • Warm water is eating away at Antarctic glaciers

    Some of the fastest melting glaciers on the planet are found in West Antarctica – and now we know...

    Glacial flow speeds mapped by NASA’s Earth Observatory. Between 2002 and 2009, Smith Glacier lost as much as 70 metre...

    Climate October 25, 2016
  • Seals collect treasure trove of data on ocean currents

    Scientists enlisted some unusual assistants to help find out what is going on 5,000 metres beneat...

    Southern male elephant seals became research assistants when fitted with state-of-the-art miniaturised, satellite-lin...

    Earth Sciences August 24, 2016
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