Fluctuations in Ocean Salinity Could Forewarn of Climate Change
Significant increase or decrease in ocean salinity
could forewarn of climate change in 10 to 20 years time, researchers say.
The results, presented at a recent European Science Foundation (ESF) conference states that a build up of salty water stimulates deep-water circulation, while a dilu...
SMOS ready to ship to launch site
...tions of soil moisture over Earth's landmasses and salinity
over the oceans. Through the use of a novel instru...of soil. In parallel, SMOS will also observe ocean salinity
down to 0.1 psu (practical salinity
unit) for a 30-day average over an area of 200x200...
ESA launches first Earth Explorer mission GOCE
...Earth Explorer Opportunity Missions are also under preparation: Cryosat 2 to measure ice-sheet thickness (2009), SMOS to study soil moisture and ocean salinity
(2009) and Swarm to survey the evolution of the magnetic field (2011).
Jordan's fossil water source has high radiation levels
..., along with Nubian sandstone rocks from the nearby Negev Desert in Israel, were also measured for radium.
"We found a lack of correlation between salinity
and radioactivity," Vengosh said. "Instead, our findings suggest that an aquifer's geological properties may be a much more significant factor."
GOCE Earth explorer satellite to look at the Earth's surface and core
...er Earth Explorer Opportunity Missions are also in preparation: CryoSat-2 to measure ice sheet thickness (2009), SMOS to study soil moisture and ocean salinity
(2009) and Swarm to survey the evolution of the magnetic field (2010).
Growing markets bring potential for rubber and oilseed crops
... here (in the High Plains) is you get some rainfall, so it can reduce the water inputs, he said. The Trans Pecos, where it is native, has trouble with salinity
in the water, so were just trying to see how adaptive it is in this region.
If this really happens, I think the High Plains would be in position to...
Story ideas from molecular & cellular proteomics
... major changes that are expected to play a role in salinity
For the first time, Adriana Katz and...ht proteins and mechanisms that play a key role in salinity
tolerance and could pave the way for improving salinity
tolerance in other organisms.
Pond in High Artic Drying Up Due to Global Warming
Changes set in about a century ago, he said, with more mosses growing and shorter periods of ice, followed by lowering water levels and increasing salinity
until some dried up completely.
In addition to the ponds, the researchers also reported a drying of nearby wetlands.
"The ecological ramifica...
Investigating Coral Reefs to Help Understand Past and Future Climate Change
...sea column, at temperatures ranging from 18-35 C and within the very narrow salinity
range of 35-36 per ml.
Any ecological changes affecting the narrow ...sil coral reef drill sample gives accurate information about the sea level, salinity
and temperature at different times in history. Interpreting this informatio...
Scientists Developing 'intelligent Clothes' to Monitor Wearer's Health
...fibres in the material collect moisture and bring it to the sensors, adding that the first version will be able to monitor sweat by measuring acidity, salinity
and perspiration rate.
However, it is hoped the technology will eventually be able to monitor the body's vital signs, assess the progress of w...
Salinity in Biological News
CO2 increase in the atmosphere augments tolerance of barley to salinity
This release is available in Spanish .
In future, climate change will bring an increase in salty surfaces on the Earth and in the concentration of CO 2 in the atmosphere. However, this higher CO 2 has some positive effects on the physiology of barley plants and increases its tolerance...
Highest ever winter water temperatures recorded
...thly measurements one of Australian oceanography's most valuable indicators for climate and environmental monitoring.
Observations of temperature, salinity
and nutrients have been collected monthly just east of Maria Island since 1944, showing how the influence of both the EAC and Leeuwin Current systems ...
Scientists closer to developing salt-tolerant crops
...he University of Adelaide's Waite Campus in Australia has used a new GM technique to contain salt in parts of the plant where it does less damage.
affects agriculture worldwide, which means the results of this research could impact on world food production and security.
The work has been led b...
SMOS and Proba-2 launch rescheduled for November
...e of 9 September. Both the Soil Moisture and Ocean salinity
(SMOS) satellite and the secondary payload
Proba-...tions of soil moisture over Earth's landmasses and salinity
over the oceans. Through the use of a novel interf... at least every three days and maps of sea-surface salinity
at least every thirty days. This will lead to a be...
Research vessel Polarstern starts 24th Arctic season
...ts extremely sensitive towards climate change. Moorings of long-term measurements are, among other things, exchanged there and data on temperature and salinity
of the ocean are gained - long-term measurements of this kind are indispensible for climate related marine research. Examinations on geology and the A...
University of Leicester geologists demonstrate extent of ancient ice age
...xygen-poor deep waters which facilitated the preservation of fragile, carbonaceous planktonic fossils. The deglacial outwash formed a less dense, low salinity
'lid' on the oceans preventing atmospheric oxygen penetrating to the seafloor. The absence of oxygen under such conditions served to shut down decay a...
Shellfish face an uncertain future in a high CO2 world
...e and coastal ecosystems may be especially vulnerable to changes in water chemistry caused by elevated CO2 because their relative shallowness, reduced salinity
and lower alkalinity makes them inherently less buffered to changes in pH than in the open ocean," said Miller. For many calcifying organisms, CO2-ind...
Wind, salt and water are leading indicators of land degradation in Abu Dhabi
...ffer multiple benefits, such as hydrological balance, enhancement of environmental quality, habitat restoration, and improved aesthetic value.
is also a threat to agricultural farms and coastal areas. Due to the prevailing hyper-arid conditions in Abu Dhabi Emirate, the soil receives inadequa...
April 2009 Geology and GSA Today media highlights
...values than specimens from most European locations, suggesting variation in salinity
within the Tethys-Mediterranean. The range in enamel delta-18O values incre...ta-13C and delta-18O values in Mediterranean sirenians during the Messinian salinity
Crisis corroborate the hypothesis of ecophenotypic dwarfing in these animal...
Scientists find climate change to have paradoxical effects in coastal wetlands
...elerating sea-level rise. To examine how CO 2 may interact with other factors that will accompany sea-level rise, the authors also manipulated CO 2 , salinity
and flooding in a companion greenhouse study.
The team of scientists from the Smithsonian Institution and the U.S. Geological Survey added CO 2 g...
Salinity in Biological Technology
The sea ice is getting thinner
...First results have shown that the temperatures of the influx of water from the Atlantic are lower as compared to previous years. The temperatures and salinity
levels in the Arctic deep sea are also slowly changing. The changes are small here, but the areas go down to great depths, and enormous water volumes...
Salinity in Biological Definition
...he human body
All sorts of factors affect the suitability of the human body fluids to sustain life; these include properties like temperature , salinity
, and acidity , and the concentrations of nutrients such as glucose , various ions , oxygen , and wastes, such as carbon dioxide and urea . Si...
Salinity in Biological Dictionary
...rice for Asia: ... low temperature is also a major abiotic stress affecting rice production. ... ... abiotic stresses are inter-related (e.g. salinity
and osmotic stress ), our ... of successes in the production of abiotic stress -tolerant plants using tobacco ... Response of Medicago truncatu...