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Posted: 18 March 2013
Hurricane Katrina (credit: NASA/SVS) Extreme storm events of the magnitude of Hurricane Katrina will occur more frequently because of climate change, according to a new study involving the National Oceanography Centre in Liverpool...
Posted: 18 March 2013
Backbone of whale skeleton on seafloor (courtesy of NERC) Marine biologists have, for the first time, found a whale skeleton on the ocean floor near Antarctica, giving new insights into life in the sea depths. The discovery was made almost a mile below...
Posted: 15 March 2013
A lump of gas hydrate extracted from the seabed A new collaboration between the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and the University of Southampton is seeking to improve geophysical remote sensing of seafloor methane gas and hydrate through...
Posted: 12 March 2013
Glider A project to develop ocean-going robotic vehicles that will carry out sustained marine research over long periods has awarded contracts to five leading-edge technology companies under the...
Posted: 7 March 2013
Soufriere Hills volcano in Montserrat (image: www.geo.mtu.edu) Helping assess volcanic hazards is the next task for National Oceanography Centre scientists working in the Caribbean Sea. Following the successful investigation of hydrothermal vents in the...
Posted: 5 March 2013
Extracting cores from a marsh in southern New Zealand (courtesy: Prof Gehrels) Professor Philip Woodworth of the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) in Liverpool and Professor Roland Gehrels of Plymouth University asked when sea level rise started to accelerate – and narrowed...
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