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Track of Loop Current in the Gulf of Mexico
February 25, 2011
The less-than-predicted amount of oil reaching coastlines after the Deepwater Horizon spill illuminates the difference between a projection and an actual forecast and the challenges of making short-term projections of natural processes that can act chaotically.
October 06, 2010
El Niño and La Niña are counterparts in the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO), a cyclic warming and cooling of the eastern and central Pacific Ocean that exerts a major influence on global weather patterns, but they are not mirror images.
illustration of wind setdown with area map inset
September 21, 2010
Sustained winds can produce a parting of the waters under certain conditions.
July 13, 2010
The study, published in Nature Geoscience, finds that the rise is at least partly a result of climate change.
June 03, 2010
A detailed computer modeling study released today indicates that oil from the massive spill in the Gulf of Mexico might soon extend along thousands of miles of the Atlantic coast and open ocean as early as this summer.
September 11, 2009

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