Navigation Links
NSF provides $3.4 million to study climatically important Agulhas Current
Date:6/29/2009

VIRGINIA KEY, Fla. -- The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) announced that it is funding a study with the goal of building a multi-decadal time series of Agulhas Current volume transport, which will contribute to the Global Ocean Observing System. Led by Principal Investigator, Lisa Beal, Ph.D. of the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, the international team will include scientists from the National Oceanography Centre (Southampton, United Kingdom) and the University of Cape Town (Cape Town, South Africa).

The Agulhas Current is the "Gulf Stream" of the southern Indian Ocean, carrying warm and salty tropical waters southward along the east coast of Africa as a narrow, fast jet. At the tip of Africa the Agulhas retroflects, looping around to eventually flow eastward toward Australia. This retroflection is unstable and regularly sheds large Agulhas Rings, which carry Indian Ocean waters into the South Atlantic.

"We anticipate this study will shed light on the seasonal to decadal variability of the Agulhas," said Beal. "Locally, the warm waters of the Agulhas effect African rainfall rates, and globally, there is paleo-oceanographic evidence suggesting that changes in the amount of Agulhas water reaching the Atlantic may have triggered the end of the last ice age." In addition, Beal believes there may be other, so far unstudied climatic impacts such as heat transport into the Southern Ocean via the unstable retroflection.

The Agulhas Current Time-series (ACT) project will be conducted in two phases. The first requires the deployment of an array of instruments across the Agulhas Current and along an altimeter ground track, to obtain a three-year series of transport data. Using the in situ measurements gathered, the team will embark on the second phase, to correlate the along-track satellite altimeter data with measured transports to produce a proxy for Agulhas Current transport, which can
'/>"/>

Contact: Barbra Gonzalez
barbgo@rsmas.miami.edu
305-421-4704
University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Mouse model provides clues to human language development
2. Domestication of Capsicum annuum chile pepper provides insights into crop origin and evolution
3. A new mouse model provides insight into genetic neurological disorders
4. University of Florida study provides insight into evolution of first flowers
5. Prefilled WFI Syringe Provides a High-Quality Solution for Drug Reconstitution
6. Songbird study from CSHL, CCNY provides concrete measure of biologys impact on culture
7. Limping rat provides sciatica insights
8. Bovine genome provides clues to possible new developments
9. Mouse model provides a new tool for investigators of human developmental disorder
10. Free online toolkit provides standard measures for genome and population studies
11. Lohafex provides new insights on plankton ecology
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
NSF provides $3.4 million to study climatically important Agulhas Current
(Date:11/21/2014)... Strict laws against distracted driving and the ... American and European automotive sector towards gesture recognition technologies. ... that are intuitive and able to retrieve information with ... New analysis from Frost & Sullivan,s Strategic ... Europe and North America ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... SAN JOSE, Calif. , Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... a global leader in microcontroller (MCU) and touch technology ... digital temperature sensors with the widest V ... family delivers higher temperature accuracy and faster I 2 ... nonvolatile registers and serial EEPROM memory making them ideal ...
(Date:11/18/2014)... 17, 2014   News Highlights: ... to develop The Partners Data Lake, an agile ... Data Lake will allow researcher and clinicians to ... and the lives of patients , The ... activities across the Partners system, breaking down physical ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Gesture Recognition Intensifies with the Rise of In-car Smartphone Integration, Says Frost & Sullivan 2Gesture Recognition Intensifies with the Rise of In-car Smartphone Integration, Says Frost & Sullivan 3Gesture Recognition Intensifies with the Rise of In-car Smartphone Integration, Says Frost & Sullivan 4Atmel Launches Industry's First Wide-V(cc) Low-Power Temperature Sensor Family 2Atmel Launches Industry's First Wide-V(cc) Low-Power Temperature Sensor Family 3Atmel Launches Industry's First Wide-V(cc) Low-Power Temperature Sensor Family 4Partners HealthCare and EMC Unite to Solve Health Care's Toughest Challenges Using Big Data 2Partners HealthCare and EMC Unite to Solve Health Care's Toughest Challenges Using Big Data 3Partners HealthCare and EMC Unite to Solve Health Care's Toughest Challenges Using Big Data 4Partners HealthCare and EMC Unite to Solve Health Care's Toughest Challenges Using Big Data 5
... CSIRO researchers, in collaboration with the International Maize ... the research illustrates the major genetic improvements possible ... often use wild relatives of wheat as sources ... research team leader Dr Phil Larkin says. ...
... Growth hormone treatments work better on some children than on ... in height is no simple task. Now researchers have developed ... growth hormone to treat children who are abnormally short for ... the online open access journal BMC Medical Informatics and Decision ...
... the University of Southern California (USC) suggest epigenetics, or the ... cause for male infertility. The study will be published in ... This is the first report based on our ... semen development, says Rebecca Sokol, M.D., MPH, professor of obstetrics ...
Cached Biology News:Building disease-beating wheat 2USC researchers explore genetic causes for male infertility 2
(Date:12/24/2014)... The report expects global cell isolation and expansion ... provides a carefully analyzed data about the vital drivers, ... , Full Copy of Report @ http://bit.ly/1yUxy0T ... cell expansion will keep witnessing growth at an impressive ... be driven by rapid technological advancements, government funding and ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... Dec. 23, 2014 Vermillion, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... gynecologic disease, announced today that investors including Oracle ... Fund LLC and several Vermillion directors have agreed ... of Vermillion,s common stock and warrants to purchase ... private placement.  Under the terms ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... -- Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals, Inc., (NASDAQ: RCPI ) ... Application (CTA) with the United Kingdom,s ... approval to initiate clinical trials for the continued development ... on the Company receiving CTA regulatory approval, the Company ... the safety, tolerability and dose escalation of Anatabine Citrate ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... , Dec. 22, 2014   ... a developer of pathogen-specific therapies for serious ... protecting the microbiome, today announced positive topline ... 1a clinical trial of SYN-004, the Company,s ... of Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) ...
Breaking Biology Technology:The Cell Expansion Market is Expected to Reach $14.8 billion by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 2The Cell Expansion Market is Expected to Reach $14.8 billion by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Vermillion Announces Equity Financing of up to $18.9 Million; Suspends ATM Program 2Vermillion Announces Equity Financing of up to $18.9 Million; Suspends ATM Program 3Vermillion Announces Equity Financing of up to $18.9 Million; Suspends ATM Program 4Vermillion Announces Equity Financing of up to $18.9 Million; Suspends ATM Program 5Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals Files Clinical Trial Application in the UK for Clinical Trials of Anatabine Citrate Formulations 2Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals Files Clinical Trial Application in the UK for Clinical Trials of Anatabine Citrate Formulations 3Synthetic Biologics Announces Positive Topline Results from Phase 1a Trial of SYN-004 for the Prevention of C. difficile Infection 2Synthetic Biologics Announces Positive Topline Results from Phase 1a Trial of SYN-004 for the Prevention of C. difficile Infection 3Synthetic Biologics Announces Positive Topline Results from Phase 1a Trial of SYN-004 for the Prevention of C. difficile Infection 4Synthetic Biologics Announces Positive Topline Results from Phase 1a Trial of SYN-004 for the Prevention of C. difficile Infection 5
... free Importance of Mixing webinar will compare lab mixing and large ... Reinaldo M. Machado entitled "Fundamentals of Scale-up" and "iControl Mixing Guidelines". ... ... METTLER TOLEDO invites you to view a free on-demand webinar ...
... Cytopia Limited (ASX: CYT) announced that it will present ... at the forthcoming 100th Annual Meeting of the American ... David Segal, Principal Scientist at Cytopia, will be presenting ... Molecular Therapeutics 2 poster session on Tuesday, April ...
... China, April 15 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Sky One,Medical, Inc. ... CSKI ), a,leading fully integrated pharmaceutical company producing ... announced that it will,conduct a conference call at 10:00 ... to discuss its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2008,financial ...
Cached Biology Technology:The Importance of Mixing: How to Compare Lab Scale Mixing with Full Scale Process Vessel Performance 2Cytopia Presentation on VDA CYT997 at AACR Conference 2China Sky One Medical, Inc. Announces Conference Call to Discuss Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2008 Results 2
... Nonanoyl-N-methylglucamide White ... Can be readily removed by dialysis. ... Purity: ≥98% by HPLC. Absorbance ... 2 O. CMC 19 - ...
...
Mouse polyclonal antibody to TNPO2 - transportin 2 (importin 3, karyopherin beta 2b)...
... polyclonal to HDAC4 - ChIP Grade ... II mammalian histone deacetylases, which consists of ... is highly similar to the deacetylase domain ... shuttles between the nucleus and cytoplasm in ...
Biology Products: