The Hot Zone

Oceans away

As I reported earlier, new research is showing the intimate connections between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans during past major climate events. Just because an ocean is an ocean away, doesn’t mean it doesn’t feel the impact of, say, the collapse of the Atlantic conveyor belt, as happened as the last Ice Age ended some 17,000 years ago. Now another study of around the same time period was published recently by researchers at Oregon State University in the journal Earth and Planetary... [Read more]

Posted by Alison Hawkes on August 13, 2010 No Comments »
Category : Climates of the Past

Biggest of them all

Mention Arctic ice melt and the first image to come to mind is the northern Atlantic. Mostly Greenland. Sometimes the far reaches of Canada or Iceland. Maybe it’s because the northern Atlantic is the same ocean that researchers from major institutions dip their toes in in 100-plus degree heat waves. But way out in the Pacific, researchers at the University of Hawaii are taking a different look at the climate. In a paper published this week in the journal Science, oceanographer Axel Timmermann... [Read more]

Posted by Alison Hawkes on July 9, 2010 1 Comment »
Category : The Oceans


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