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  • MIT News | April 12, 2012

    New method to prevent undersea ice clogs

    During the massive oil spill from the ruptured Deepwater Horizon well in 2010, it seemed at first like there might be a quick fix: a containment dome lowered onto the broken pipe to capture the flow so it could be pumped to the surface and disposed of ...
  • MIT News | April 10, 2012

    Oceans apart

    Three-fifths of Earth’s crust lies underwater, spread out along the seafloor. More than four cubic miles of ocean crust forms each year, constantly regenerating like new skin across the globe. This ocean crust arises along mid-ocean ridges — underw...
  • WHOI - Oceanus | April 4, 2012

    Are Jellyfish Populations Increasing?

    ... and other WHOI research news
  • WHOI News | April 4, 2012

    Researchers Report Potential for a “Moderate” New England “Red Tide” in 2012

    New England is expected to experience a “moderate” regional “red tide” this spring and summer, report NOAA-funded scientists working in the Gulf of Maine to study the toxic algae that causes the bloom. The algae in the water pos...
  • MIT News | April 3, 2012

    Using new technology to measure nitrogen in coastal surface waters

    While many of us, especially those of us trying to feed young children, think of nutrients as desirable, it is possible to have too much of a good thing. Excessive nutrients in an ecosystem disturb the chemical and environmental balance that allows nat...
  • WHOI News | April 2, 2012

    Sampling the Pacific for Signs of Fukushima

    International team led by WHOI's Ken Buesseler released its initial findings on April 2 from a 2011 cruise to measure the concentration, distribution, and biological impacts of radiation from a damaged Japanese nuclear power plant.
  • MITgcm News | March 29, 2012

    “Van Gogh” Perpetual Ocean Visualization

  • WHOI - Oceanus | March 29, 2012

    A Taste of Oceanography

    Programs give young students ocean science experience
  • WHOI News | March 29, 2012

    WHOI Team Uses Advanced Imaging Data to Bring a New View of Titanic to the World

    Newly released images of the Titanic wreck site provide the first unrestricted view of the world's most notable maritime heritage site. The image mosaics are among more than 200 optical mosaics created by WHOI's Advanced Imaging and Visualization Labor...
  • MITgcm News | March 27, 2012

    Under the Ice

    In a new paper published in the Annals of Glaciology, long-time MITgcm users Patrick Heimbach and Martic Losch investigate the sensitivity of sub-ice-shelf melt rates under the Pine Island Ice Shelf, West Antarctica, to changes in the oceanic state.
  • WHOI News | March 26, 2012

    WHOI Researchers, Collaborators Receive $1.4 Million to Study Life in Ocean’s Greatest Depths

    Scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), University of Hawaii, Whitman College and international colleagues will conduct the first systematic study of life in the deepest marine habitat on Earth—ocean trenches.
  • WHOI News | March 26, 2012

    WHOI Scientists Contribute to Study on Impact to Coral Communities from Deepwater Horizon Spill

    Six scientists from WHOI have contributed to a new report finding "compelling evidence" that the Deepwater Horizon oil spill has impacted deep-sea coral communities in the Gulf of Mexico. The study utilized all the National Deep Submergence Facility ve...
  • WHOI - Oceanus | March 23, 2012

    A Newfound Cog in the Ocean Conveyor

    Scientists confirm existence of a previously unknown current
  • MIT News | March 21, 2012

    Water world

    Video: Melanie Gonick Fluid dynamics plays a central role in determining Earth's climate. Ocean currents and eddies stir up contents from the deep, while atmospheric winds and weather systems steer temperature and moisture around the globe. As the pl...
  • WHOI News | March 16, 2012

    Study of Patagonian Glacier’s Rise and Fall Adds to Understanding of Global Climate Change

    Increased global temperatures are frequently viewed as the cause of glacial melt, but a new study of Patagonia’s Gualas Glacier highlights the role of precipitation in the glacier’s fluctuation. The study, conducted by WHOI postdoctoral fel...
  • WHOI - Oceanus | March 15, 2012

    To Catch a Hurricane

    Makeshift devices collect sand transported by storm
  • WHOI News | March 15, 2012

    Study Links Major Shifts in Indian Civilizations to Past Changes in Monsoon

    A fundamental shift in the Indian monsoon has occurred over the last few millennia, from a steady humid monsoon that favored lush vegetation to extended periods of drought, reports a new study led by researchers at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institut...
  • MIT News | March 14, 2012

    Guiding robot planes with hand gestures

    Video: Melanie Gonick Aircraft-carrier crew use a set of standard hand gestures to guide planes on the carrier deck. But as robot planes are increasingly used for routine air missions, researchers at MIT are working on a system that would enable them...
  • WHOI - Oceanus | March 9, 2012

    Lessons from the 2011 Japan Quake

    What have scientists learned about its cause and consequences?
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