As the tropics get wetter, as many climate models predict, soils are likely to experience greater rates of respiration and decomposition, limiting the carbon storage abilities of tropical soils and intensifying global warming.
Till Wagner, University of North Carolina, Wilmington Sponsored by: Physical Oceanography Department Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84991248533?pwd=K25jdFVxK3BuVDZwNVllVktqOEFCdz09 Meeting ID: 849 9124…Read More
Borja Reguero, University of California, Santa Cruz Sponsored by: AOP&E Department Please join: https://zoom.us/j/97274223820?pwd=aU5xWUM3MkppVCtXcEltbVdyK1pQUT09 Meeting ID: 972 7422 3820 Password:…Read More
Megan Lickley, MIT Sponsored by: Physical Oceanography Department This will be held virtually over Zoom. Join Zoom Meeting via: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88387447968?pwd=Skh3dHBMM0lnOE56dFpvc3hXNWZ4Zz09…Read More
Nicholas Foukal, WHOI Sponsored by: Physical Oceanography Department This will be held virtually over Zoom. To join, visit: https://zoom.us/j/550314408?pwd=a05NMG5TRXFBNCtIN28rSDROZGZkUT09 Meeting…Read More
A new study by researchers at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and their international colleagues found that freshwater runoff from rivers and continental shelf sediments are bringing significant quantities of carbon and trace elements into parts of the Arctic Ocean via the Transpolar Drift—a major surface current that moves water from Siberia across the North Pole to the North Atlantic Ocean.Read More
Scientists have long known that the ocean plays an essential role in capturing carbon from the atmosphere, but a new study from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) shows that the efficiency of the ocean’s “biological carbon pump” has been drastically underestimated, with implications for future climate assessments.Read More
Svenja Ryan, WHOI Sponsored by: Physical Oceanography Department This will be held virtually over Zoom. If you wish to view…Read More
Oxygen is like money for Earth, and the ocean acts like a bank. Deposits are made in three ocean layers: At the surface through exchange with air, in the water, when phytoplankton produce O2 from sunlight and CO2, and on the seafloor where plants and corals live. Withdrawals occur when organisms consume oxygen. Oxygen is tightly connected to life in the ocean, and can tell us a lot about an ecosystem’s health & productivity. This is why we need an ocean oxygen budget. A simple idea, but has been difficult until now.Read More
The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently awarded $8.3 million to the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) to extend the life of the Overturning in the Sub-polar North Atlantic Program (OSNAP) in a key part of Earth’s ocean-climate system.Read More
As the ocean warms because of climate change, the louder din could mask other marine animals’ calls used to navigate, forage, and find mates.
Small snapping shrimp make big noises and scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution say the tiny crustaceans could make the ocean louder as it warms. Here’s why.
New international research by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and colleagues has found a marked change in the Indian Ocean’s surface temperatures that puts southeast Australia on course for increasingly hot and dry conditions.Read More
A new study shows for the first time how massive flood events in the eastern North Pacific Ocean—known as the Missoula Floods—may have in part triggered abrupt climate changes in the Northern Hemisphere during the last deglaciation (approximately 19,000–11,700 years ago).Read More
Sebastiaan Swart, University of Gothenburg Sponsored by: Physical Oceanography DepartmentRead More
Amina Schartup, Scripps Institution of Oceanography Sponsored by: MC&G DepartmentRead More
In a study published in Science in 2019, researchers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute described how temperature readings taken by the Challenger and today show that while the ocean’s surface is warming, the deep ocean is still recovering from the “Little Ice Age.”
“This is a really huge increase,” Susan Wijffels, an oceanographer at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution who was not involved with the paper, told Science Magazine.
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