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Austral Summer Institute XIV (ASI XIV) to be held in January 2014
The Department of Oceanography and the COPAS Sur-Austral Program of University of Concepcion, Chile, announce the Austral Summer Institute XIV (ASI XIV) to be held in January 2014 at the Main Campus in Concepción and at the Experimental Laboratory of Marine Biology in Dichato. ASI XIV is devoted to Coastal and Open Ocean Studies through Multiple Approaches.
Request for participation in a ESA Antarctic Climate Change Initiative (CCI) user survey
The Antarctic CCI Scoping Study consortium are conducting a scoping study to determine the user requirements for long term Antarctic data products (such as ice velocity, surface elevation change etc) derived from satellite Earth Observation data.
Decoding Material Fluxes in the Tropical Ocean Turbulent processes provide important contribution to oxygen supply
How is vital oxygen supplied to the tropical ocean? For the first time, oceanographers at GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel were able to make quantitative statements regarding this question. They showed that about one third of the oxygen supply in these areas is provided by turbulent processes, such as eddies or internal waves. The study, conducted in the framework of the Collaborative Research Center SFB 754 "Climate-Biogeochemistry Interactions in the Tropical Ocean", was just published in the international journal Biogeosciences.
Sea Ice Modeller vacancy at British Antarctic Survey
The British Antarctic Survey seeks to appoint a Sea Ice Modeller.
Based in the Polar Oceans programme, the postholder will join a team investigating ocean and ice variability in the Southern and Arctic oceans. The postholder will be responsible for running models of the Southern Ocean and its sea ice in order to study trends in Antarctic sea ice over the last 3 decades. This forms part of a collaborative project between BAS, the National Oceanography Centre - Southampton, and the Met Office.
Deciphering the Air-Sea Communication
Marine scientists are decoding the mechanism for long-term climate fluctuations in the Atlantic
Why does hurricane activity vary from decade to decade? Or rainfall in the Sahel region? And why are the trans-Atlantic changes frequently in sync? A German-Russian research team has investigated the role of heat exchange between ocean and atmosphere in long-term climate variability in the Atlantic. The scientists analyzed meteorological measurements and sea surface temperatures over the past 130 years. It was found that the ocean significantly affects long term climate fluctuations, while the seemingly chaotic atmosphere is mainly responsible for the shorter-term, year-to-year changes. The study appears in the current issue of the prestigious journal Nature, and provides important information on the predictability of long-term climate fluctuations.