The result was opposite that predicted by oceanographers
, who calculated that the Gulf Stream pools extra seawater around Florida, resulting in a downward slope heading north.
This upper 6,000 foot layer of the ocean includes much of the life of the ocean as well as the region where variables such as current, temperature, and sound velocity, of interest to the physical oceanographer
, are most active.
use their knowledge of biology, chemistry, physics and geology to study the seas and oceans
observe the natural world, and then analyze the data collected.
Bangor University oceanographer
Dr Tom Rippeth said data from the National Snow and Ice Data Centre (NSIDC) shows the polar ice cap has shrunk to just 1.
The ocean is a turbulent, fluid medium that's changing all the time," said Dennis McGillicuddy, a WHOI physical oceanographer
and the center's deputy director.
are still tweaking the models, but the short-term formulas already work pretty well.
The wind is simply transferring energy to the water," explains Sean Collins, an oceanographer
and surf forecaster.
com), a division of the Company, designs, manufactures and distributes a variety of shipboard and underwater instruments to support hydrographers, oceanographers
, researchers, engineers, geophysicists, and surveyors worldwide.
In 1976, oceanographers
exploring the seafloor near the Galapagos Islands were astonished to spot mussels, anemones and crabs living around deep-sea hot springs, totally isolated from ecosystems in shallower parts of the ocean.
will study whether warming in the Arctic Ocean could have a knock-on effect on the UK climate.
In November, WHOI oceanographers
made the first expedition in a five-year, nine-institution project to understand the formation, storage, and evolution of EDW.
study the flow and direction of ocean currents from satellite data.
Coexistence of the two contrasting conditions is causing oceanographers
to believe that the ocean and the climate system have not recovered from the record-breaking warming that occurred during the past two years, JPL officials said.
These diverse topics reflect multiple disciplines that oceanographers
blend to further knowledge of the world ocean and understanding of processes within: astronomy, biology, chemistry, climatology, geography, geology, hydrology, meteorology and physics.