Menopausal Mother Nature

News about Climate Change and our Planet

phytoplankton

Uncategorized

North Atlantic’s capacity to absorb CO2 overestimated, study suggests

The North Atlantic may be a weaker climate ally than previously believed, according to a study that suggests the ocean’s capacity to absorb carbon dioxide has been overestimated. A first-ever winter and spring sampling of plankton in the western North…

North Atlantic’s capacity to absorb CO2 overestimated, study suggests

The North Atlantic may be a weaker climate ally than previously believed, according to a study that suggests the ocean’s capacity to absorb carbon dioxide has been overestimated. A first-ever winter and spring sampling of plankton in the western North…

Uncategorized

Observing phytoplankton via satellite

Thanks to a new algorithm, researchers can now use satellite data to determine in which parts of the ocean certain types of phytoplankton are dominant. In addition, they can identify toxic algal blooms and assess the effects of global warming on marine plankton, allowing them to draw conclusions regarding water quality and the ramifications for the fishing industry.

Observing phytoplankton via satellite

(Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research) Thanks to a new algorithm, researchers at the AWI can now use satellite data to determine in which parts of the ocean certain types of phytoplankton are dominant. In addition, they can identify toxic algal blooms and assess the effects of global warming on marine plankton, allowing them to draw conclusions regarding water quality and the ramifications for the fishing industry.

The Coronavirus and Carbon Emissions – The New York Times

Welcome to the Climate Fwd: newsletter. The New York Times climate team emails readers once a week with stories and insights about climate change. Sign up here to get it in your inbox. 900 thousand metric tons per day Coal…

Understanding long-term trends in ocean layering

(Tohoku University) Tohoku University geophysicist Toshio Suga collaborated with climate physicist Ryohei Yamaguchi of Korea’s Pusan National University to investigate how upper-ocean stratification has changed over a period of 60 years.

Uncategorized

Lethal algae blooms – an ecosystem out of balance

On 3 August 2014, residents of Toledo, Ohio, woke to the news that overnight their water supply had become toxic. They were advised not only to avoid drinking the water, but also touching it – no showers, no baths, not…

Uncategorized

300 million year old atmospheric dust

Dust plays a crucial role in the life and health of our planet. In our modern world, dust-borne nutrients traveling in great dust storms from the Saharan Desert fertilize the soil in the Amazon Rainforest and feed photosynthetic organisms like algae in the Atlantic Ocean. In turn, it is those organisms that breathe in carbon dioxide and expel oxygen.

300 million year old atmospheric dust

Dust plays a crucial role in the life and health of our planet. In our modern world, dust-borne nutrients traveling in great dust storms from the Saharan Desert fertilize the soil in the Amazon Rainforest and feed photosynthetic organisms like algae in the Atlantic Ocean. In turn, it is those organisms that breathe in carbon dioxide and expel oxygen.