Oceans

Mount Pinatubo's caldera on June 22, 1991
August 10, 2016
Greenhouse gases are already having an accelerating effect on sea level rise, but the impact has so far been masked by the cataclysmic 1991 eruption of Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines.
Image of Antarctic sea ice in 2014
July 04, 2016
The recent trend of increasing Antarctic sea ice extent — seemingly at odds with climate model projections — can largely be explained by a natural climate fluctuation.
NCAR map shows ocean deoxygenation by time of emergence
April 27, 2016
A reduction in the amount of oxygen dissolved in the oceans due to climate change should be evident across large parts of the ocean between 2030 and 2040.
Image of sea surface temperatures that predict a heat wave
March 28, 2016
The formation of a distinct pattern of sea surface temperatures in the middle of the North Pacific Ocean can predict an increased chance of summertime heat waves in the eastern half of the United States up to 50 days in advance.
ORCAS infographic shows how air-sea exchange of gases will be studied over Southern Ocean
January 05, 2016
The ORCAS field campaign will help scientists better understand just how much carbon dioxide the icy waters are able to lock away.

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