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Posted: 28 August 2014
Nemo model: North Atlantic sea surface temperature, showing the eddies produced by the separated Gulf Stream After last winter’s storms and flooding, 2012’s great winter freeze and a July heatwave this year, it seems to many of us that our Great British weather is becoming ever more extreme and...
Posted: 26 August 2014
Ocean Review papers by two NOC scientists were published this week in the Royal Society’s Philosophical Transactions A. The special feature ‘A Prospectus for UK Marine Sustained Observations’ reflects...
Posted: 15 August 2014
Eyjafjallajökull volcano plume (2010-04-18 by Boaworm) It may have caused huge disruption to air travel – and coated cars in ash across Britain – but the eruption of the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull in 2010 was an opportunity not to be missed...
Posted: 14 August 2014
Professor Laurence Mee The National Oceanography Centre is deeply saddened to learn of the sudden death of Professor Laurence Mee, Director of the Scottish Association for Marine Science. Laurence was a great advocate...
Posted: 12 August 2014
Sea-level detail from CryoSat (© ESA/CNES/CLS) Scientists at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) have secured a three-year contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) to carry out ‘quality control’ checks on ocean data captured by one of...
Posted: 7 August 2014
Clams on a steep wall of layered sedimentary rocks taken by the ROV Holland 1 (© Marine Institute) A team of thirteen scientists, including seven NOC researchers, recently completed a two week expedition on the RV Celtic Explorer, where they made new discoveries relating to the geology and...