Friday 19 June 2015

Investigator finds a 'Freddy' (a frontal eddy) in East Australian Current

Frontal eddies ('freddies') are small, short-lived, rapidly-rotating cyclonic (clockwise) eddies that form inshore of the main flow of the East Australian Current (EAC).[more]

Category: Home Slider, BlueWater, NSW-IMOS, Q-IMOS, SEA-IMOS

Tuesday 2 June 2015

“Tweeting” seals collect ocean data for international database

Diving marine animals are proving to be an essential way of collecting oceanographic data especially in hard to reach areas such as the ice-bound Polar Regions. Australia’s Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) tags seals in...[more]

Category: Home Slider, AATAMS, BlueWater

Monday 20 April 2015

Surprising results as RV Investigator’s first scientific voyage builds on IMOS long-term monitoring of the Southern Ocean

Australia’s new National Marine Facility, the RV Investigator, has successfully deployed IMOS equipment to monitor indicators of climate variability and long-term change. Upon their return, scientists report findings that impact...[more]

Category: BlueWater, ABOS

Friday 20 March 2015

Climate Science collaboration takes to the sea on ship’s maiden voyage

Australian scientists venturing into the Southern Ocean aboard the Marine National Facility’s RV Investigator tomorrow will go armed with world-leading technology for understanding the basic forces driving climate change.[more]

Category: BlueWater, ABOS

Tuesday 3 February 2015

Distinct rise in global ocean temperatures detected

A comprehensive view of world oceans afforded by the global array of profiling Argo floats reveals the ongoing and steady rise of global climate system heat content.[more]

Category: Argo, BlueWater

Monday 26 January 2015

Warm ocean water melts largest glacier in East Antarctica

Warm ocean water is melting the largest glacier in East Antarctica from below, according to new Australian Antarctic research using data from the IMOS deep water moorings.[more]

Category: BlueWater, ABOS

Friday 5 September 2014

Elephant seal data highlighted in the new Nature journal 'Scientific Data'

IMOS data has contributed to a database of hydrographic profiles from tagged elephant seals in the Southern Indian Ocean.[more]

Category: AATAMS, BlueWater

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