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AGU journal highlights -- January 21, 2010
Date:1/21/2010

The following highlights summarize research papers that have recently been published in Geophysical Research Letters (GRL).

In this release:

  1. First study to show that seismic imaging detects ocean's internal tides
  2. Ice is "rotten" in the Beaufort Sea
  3. Global warming increases flood risk in mountain areas
  4. Worldwide nitrogen deficit constrains carbon dioxide uptake by plants
  5. Upper atmosphere influences weather near Earth's surface
  6. New finding on key element of Earth's lower mantle

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1. First study to show that seismic imaging detects ocean's internal tides

Internal tides, waves below the ocean's surface that propagate at tidal frequencies, play an important role in ocean mixing but can be difficult to detect and study. Holbrook et al. find they can detect these waves with seismic imaging. Using seismic data acquired in the Norwegian Sea, the authors observe bands of reflections that indicate internal tides. The study is the first to show that seismic imaging ca
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