July 16, 2018

Thawed Arctic ice trapped and sunk ships in the Atlantic Ocean in 2017

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BY MARK KAUFMAN from Mashable In the spring of 2017, a thick-hulled icebreaking research vessel, the Amundsen, had left its Quebec port en route to a research cruise in Hudson Bay. But the scientists aboard never made it to their destination: The Amundsen was diverted to rescue unsuspecting ships that had become entrapped by Arctic […]

An X-factor in coastal flooding: Natural climate patterns create hot spots of rapid sea level rise

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By The Associated Press From wtop (The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Arnoldo Valle-Levinson, University of Florida and Andrea Dutton, University of Florida (THE CONVERSATION) For Americans who live along the east and Gulf of Mexico coasts, the end of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season […]

Caribbean geology reveals past climate extremes

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By ELAINE CHIAO From John Hopkins News-Letter Geological investigations can often speak volumes to scientists who are studying the impacts of climate change. Even though multiple hurricanes and other natural disasters have taken their toll on the Caribbean and Bahamian islands in the past year, scientists can still understand the area’s past from abundant geological […]

Sea levels in Caribbean rising and predicted to rise more

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Modelling Present-Day and Future Caribbean Sea Level Changes By H.A. Dijkstra, IMAU, Utrecht University, The Netherlands The Caribbean  Sea is connected  to the North  Atlantic  Ocean  and exchange  transport values (in Sv, 1 Sv = 106 m3/s) are fairly well known (Fig. 1). It plays an important role in the transport  of mass, heat and […]