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Ocean waves play a critical role in shaping our economy, weather and climate

(World Scientific) Leading international researchers share their latest research on ocean wave dynamics. Topics covered include both traditional fields of research for wind-generated waves: air-sea interaction, nonlinear processes, dissipation, extreme value analysis, and those gaining importance more recently: connection of waves with large-scale processes such as ocean mixing and climate. Modern methods for wave research: phase-resolving and spectral wave modelling, satellite remote sensing are also included.

NASA Snow campaign wraps 2020 survey

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) As spring and summer temperatures return to the Northern Hemisphere, winter’s snow is melting, releasing precious fresh water into Earth’s streams, rivers and oceans.

An uncharted 21-23rd centuries’ climate territory

by Andrew Glikson 21–23ʳᵈ centuries’ transient ocean cooling events (stadials), triggered by ice melt flow from the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets into the adjacent oceans, herald conditions analogous in part to those of the Younger Dryas stadial (12.9–11.7 kyr)…

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New Study Shows Global Warming Increasing Frequency of the Most-Destructive Tropical Storms – InsideClimate News

New warnings of a global warming-driven increase in the most deadly and destructive tropical storms are especially scary in regions already hit hard, including the Southeastern U.S., where Hurricane Michael damaged 60,000 homes in 2018, and the Caribbean, where Hurricane…

New Study Shows Global Warming Increasing Frequency of the Most-Destructive Tropical Storms – InsideClimate News

New warnings of a global warming-driven increase in the most deadly and destructive tropical storms are especially scary in regions already hit hard, including the Southeastern U.S., where Hurricane Michael damaged 60,000 homes in 2018, and the Caribbean, where Hurricane…

Ancient giant armored fish fed in a similar way to basking sharks

(University of Bristol) Scientists from the University of Bristol and the University of Zurich have shown that the Titanichthys — a giant armored fish that lived in the seas and oceans of the late Devonian period 380-million-years ago — fed in a similar manner to modern day basking sharks.

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The strongest, most dangerous hurricanes are now far more likely because of climate change, study shows – Washington Post

Damage from 2018’s Hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach, Fla. (Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post) Andrew Freedman Editor focusing on extreme weather, climate change, science and the environment. May 18 at 3:00 PM A new study provides observational evidence that the…

April 2020 temperatures very high

Temperatures in April 2020 were very high. The image below shows very high temperature anomalies over the Arctic. The image below shows that the April ocean temperature anomaly in the Gulf of Mexico in 2020 was 1.71°C or 3.08°F higher…

Ocean ‘breathability’ key to past, future habitat of West Coast marine species

(University of Washington) Ocean breathability, which combines the oxygen levels, a species’ oxygen needs and the water temperature, matches the shifts in northern anchovy populations from the 1950s to today. Under climate change, this key forage fish may no longer be able to survive in the southern part of its range, off Mexico and southern California.