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How Do the Deep Waters of the Antarctic Form?

Wudan Yan, Freelance Writer

From Eos.org: Research Spotlights— Researchers uncover new insights into the life cycle of water in the Antarctic region by measuring noble gas concentrations. For many, Antarctica is out of sight, out of mind. However, the waters that surround the landmass play a major role in the global climate. The.... more

Effects of seamounts on tidal dissipation

Editor’s Highlight—   This paper presents a numerical study of the effects of isolated seamounts and randomly distributed seamounts on internal tidal dissipation in the ocean. One of the main conclusions is that wave interference can appreciably decrease the conversion rates for three-dimensional, supercritical.... more

Combining instruments for ocean observation

Editor’s Highlight—   This paper analyses deep convection in the Northwestern Mediterranean Sea using a very large dataset. Observational data on temperature and salt content was collected from gliders, floats, ship cruises, and a mooring array. Using a combination of new instruments to study particularly.... more

Satellites Accurately Capture Ocean Salinity in the Arctic

Sarah Stanley, Freelance Writer

From Eos.org: Research Spotlights— On-the-ground measurements are notoriously difficult in the harsh environment of the Arctic, but satellites could help close the gap in measuring sea surface salinity. Monitoring ocean salinity is essential for understanding its impact on ocean circulation, Earth’s water.... more

Scientists counter threat of flooding on coral reef coasts

Blog— Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose, and Maria became household names this fall as they tore a path of destruction through the Caribbean and southern United States. The waves generated by such hurricanes or cyclones can have devastating effects on low-lying tropical coasts fronted by coral reefs. Scientists.... more

Multi-scale observations of deep convection in the northwestern Mediterranean Sea during winter 2012-2013 from a multi-platform approach

Sarah Witman, Freelance Writer

Editors’ Highlight— This paper analyses deep convection in the Northwestern Mediterranean Sea using a very large dataset. Observational data on temperature and salt content was collected from gliders, floats, ship cruises, and a mooring array. Using a combination of new instruments to study particularly.... more

Is global warming suppressing canonical El Niño?

Kristopher B. Karnauskas, Editor, JGR: Oceans

Editor’s Highlight— A study explores the relationship between diverse El Niño events and the background state of the tropical Pacific. Li et al. [2017] shed new light on the interwoven relationship between the diversity of El Niño events and the trending background state of the tropical Pacific. The.... more

Run-Ups of Unusual Size

Sarah Witman, Freelance Writer

From Eos.org: Research Spotlights— Not all waves are created equal when it comes to eroding sandy shorelines. Here’s a look at the physics that drives the big ones.  Beaches are a major source of revenue for coastal towns in the United States, as flocks of tourists try to catch summer rays. A major.... more

Polluted groundwater eroding Hawaiian coral reefs, study shows

Blog—  Local land-based pollution makes coral reefs more vulnerable to ocean acidification and could trigger coastal coral reef ecosystem collapses sooner than projected, according to new research. Coral reefs are threatened globally by ocean acidification caused by rising levels of atmospheric carbon.... more