Nominated by The world deep beneath the surface of the ocean is a dark, mysterious, and fascinating place. Renowned oceanographer David Gallo should know -- he's been there numerous times. "Sea life at those depths -- two to three miles down-- is also bizarre, resilient, beautiful and shockingly abundant," he adds. A pioneer in ocean exploration, David (who participated in the exploration of the legendary Titanic) is one of the first scientists to use a combination of manned submersible vehicles and robots to map and study the undersea world with clarity and detail. In his work, he's traversed and plumbed the depths of the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans, and the Mediterranean Sea. "It's absolutely amazing to consider that the Earth's surface is covered 75 percent by water, yet we've explored only 3 percent of the oceans and seas thus far," David muses. "This tells us we don't know much yet about this planet at all." As the Director of Special Projects at the Woods Hole … [Read more...] about Voyage to the Depths of the Ocean With Titanic Explorer David Gallo
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This weekly posting is brought to you courtesy of H. E. Taylor. Happy reading, I hope you enjoy this week's Global Warming news roundupskip to bottom Information is not Knowledge...Knowledge is not WisdomDecember 8, 2013 Chuckles, COP19, GCF, WTO, Hansen, AGU, WCPFC, Potash, Energiewende Bottom Line, Big Banks, Pricing Nature, Thermodynamics, Antennae, Cook, MeteorologistsFukushima: Note, News, Policies Melting Arctic, Methane, Geopolitics, AntarcticaFood: Crisis, Fisheries, GMOs, GMO Labelling, Production Hurricanes, Notable Weather, Abrupt CC, Forecasts, Extreme Weather GHGs, Volcanoes. Weather Machine, ENSO, Temperatures Paleoclimate, Historical Climate, Risk, Oceans, Biosphere, Extinctions Impacts, Forests, Disease, Tornadoes, Wildfires Corals, Acidification, Glaciers, Sea Levels, Floods & Droughts Transportation, Buildings, Geoengineering, Conservation, Adaptation Journals, Other Docs, Misc. Science, Science Orgs, Free Science … [Read more...] about Another Week of Global Warming News, December 8, 2013
PUBLISHED: 18:02 13 November 2018 | UPDATED: 20:07 13 November 2018 Megan Aldous Goldie Sayers , Team GB Javelin Thrower and one of Suffolk's 100 Inspiring Women speaking at the event Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN Archant This is a list that Suffolk should be proud of - 100 women who are positive role models for future generations, women who have achieved success in a diverse range of fields from business, the arts, sport and education to the third sector.The list was put together by a panel of judges this summer after we asked readers for their nominations. From top left: Jenna Ackerley, Anne Beckett-Allen, Katie Bannister, Jane Basham, Dayle Bayliss, Shayra Begum, Nicola Beach, Adele Bellis and Professor Emma Bond Pictures: WENDY AIKEN PHOTOGRAPHY/EDF ENERGY/BARRY ELEY/PHILIP MYNOTT/SUFFOLK COUNTY COUCIL/UNIVERSITY OF SUFFOLKJenna Ackerley, Events Under Canvas: A Felixstowe girl originally, 38-year-old Jenna now lives in East Bergholt with her husband and … [Read more...] about Meet 100 of Suffolk’s most inspirational women
GREAT OCEAN CLEAN-UP A 2,000-foot-long 'Pac-Man' structure is being launched from San Fransisco to gobble up the garbage and bring it back to land THE biggest ocean cleanup in the world is underway with environmentalists aiming to tackle nearly 1.8trillion pieces of plastic in the operation’s first year. Ocean Cleanup is a non-profit lead by Dutch inventor Boyan Slat, who pumped £15million into designing a 2,000-foot ‘Pac-Man’ rubbish eating structure. The unmanned boom – called System 001 – is shaped like a U as it’s pushed by the currents and it is hoped to halve the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. The patch is a pile of floating trash scattered between California and Hawaii made of an estimated 1.8trillion pieces of junk and is so big it can be seen from space. System 001, which will be launched from San Fransisco in mid-October, has a short netting underneath it designed so fish can swim below. After the boom collects the rubbish a ship … [Read more...] about Incredible pictures show bid to clear 1.8TRILLION pieces of Pacific Ocean plastic getting underway
LAST year was one of the worst hurricane seasons in recent memory with a quick-fire series of devastating storms wreaking havoc in the Caribbean and southern United States. Here is our guide to how hurricanes form and an explanation of the different categories used to rate their destructive power. What is a hurricane and how do they form? A hurricane is another name for a tropical cyclone - a powerful storm that forms over warm ocean waters near the equator. Those arising in the Atlantic or eastern Pacific are called hurricanes, while those in the western Pacific and Indian ocean are dubbed typhoons or cyclones. North of the equator they spin anticlockwise because of the rotation of the earth. They turn the opposite way in the southern hemisphere. Cyclones are like giant weather engines fuelled by water vapour as it evaporates from the sea. Warm, moist air rises away from the surface, creating a low pressure system that sucks in air from surrounding areas - which in turn is warmed … [Read more...] about What causes hurricanes, what’s the strongest category and when is the Atlantic hurricane season?