Instability hidden within Antarctic ice is likely to accelerate its flow into the ocean and push sea level up at a more rapid pace than previously expected. Even if images of vanishing Arctic ice and mountain glaciers are jarring, their potential contributions to sea level rise are nowhere near those of Antarctica, the leviathan of sea level rise.
Students from the University of Rhode Island Honors Program will embark on a six-day expedition aboard the URI Graduate School of Oceanography (GSO) Research Vessel (R/V) Endeavor to conduct ocean research -- and on Earth Day, April 22, you can join them!
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will invest in a major new research program headquartered at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) that pulls together some of the nation's leading experts in ocean and space research, as well as a new research network to facilitate ocean worlds research at academic and research institutions nationwide.
In a new survey of the sub-seafloor off the US Northeast coast, scientists have made a surprising discovery: a gigantic aquifer of relatively fresh water trapped in porous sediments lying below the salty ocean. It appears to be the largest such formation yet found in the world.
Warming waters in the western tropical Pacific Ocean have significantly increased thunderstorms and rainfall, which may affect the stability of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet and global sea-level rise, according to a Rutgers University-New Brunswick study.
Intended to last just five years in orbit on an experimental mission to measure changes in the Earth's gravitational fields, GRACE lasted over 15 years, providing unique insight into our global water resources, more accurate measurements of polar ice loss, ocean currents and the rise in global sea levels.
Adrift is a portal that connects the public with the lives of microscopic marine microbes as they are propelled around the globe by ocean currents, with temperature and nutrient availability changing along the way.
NOAA awarded a five-year $175 million cooperative funding agreement to the University of Maryland for Earth system science research. The agreement funds the new Cooperative Institute for Satellite Earth System Studies (CISESS), a national consortium of more than two dozen academic and nonprofit institutions. CISESS scientists seek to better understand how the natural atmosphere-ocean-land-biosphere components of Earth interact with human activities as a coupled system.