Neatorama brought my attention to the above video. Flooding along the the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia left behind barrels for frothy fun. But wait before you go playing it. Sea foam comes from the turbulent mixing of storms and flooding. This mixing of impurities in the ocean like salts, chemicals, pollution, dead plants, . . . → Read More: Attack of the Sea Foam, It’s Not Whale Sperm
At the end of the F line in Coney Island, Brooklyn stand three of the city’s more venerable institutions: Nathan’s Hotdogs, the Cyclone roller coaster and the New York Aquarium, part of the Wildlife Conservation Society (once known as the NY Zoological Society). I like roller coasters and hotdogs (a little too much), but I . . . → Read More: Drink beer for Sandy relief
As a native Long Islander, I watched intently as Sandy made landfall. Offshore of NY Harbor, winds gusted up 70 mph and waves swelled to 32 feet in height. A 9ft Storm surge and large spring tides flooded downtown Manhattan. Waves battered the New York and New Jersey coasts. People died and entire communities were . . . → Read More: A recap of Hurricane Sandy: the ocean version
I am very excited to introduce Kim Martini as guest blogger here at DSN. Kim is a physical oceanographer working at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks and as the post reveals below is interested in deep-ocean waves. You can find her on Twitter at @rejectedbanana. Make sure to comment below and welcome her to . . . → Read More: The Largest Waves in the Sea Aren’t at the Beach
Dead pelicans on the beach in Peru. Img: The Guardian As many as 900 dolphins and over 4,000 pelicans have washed up dead on the beaches of northern Peru in the last couple of months, (see news coverage here, here and here), leading to a flurry of activity as various authorities and other interested parties . . . → Read More: What is Peru’s dolphin and pelican die-off telling us?
Some of these things are not like the other. Can you spot the Zombie worms? What’s the difference between a collection of Osedax “Zombie worms” and the 112th United States Congress? One is a population of spineless, sedentary, opportunistic life forms that thrive in darkness while devouring the bones of the dead. The other are . . . → Read More: When Far-Sighted Vision Meets Near-Sighted Politics or Zombie Worms For Congress!
From NOAA Visualizations on YouTube: The 2011 Atlantic hurricane season officially ends on Nov. 30 and produced a total of 19 tropical storms of which seven became hurricanes, including three major hurricanes. This level of activity matched NOAA’s predictions and continues the trend of active hurricane seasons that began in 1995. From Arlene to . . . → Read More: The 2011 Hurricane Season in 4.5 minutes
As you know by now, Hurricane Irene was pretty intense storm and it was HUGE! just check out the satellite image from NASA/Goddard. It was at least 1/3 the size of the whole US and affected areas on the coast of Florida through Maine, in addition to its prelude in Puerto Rico and the Bahamas. . . . → Read More: Hurricane Irene
Guess I will be expecting a full house of fleeing coastal members of DSN and Southern Fried Science! NOAA-Hurricane IRENE.
via Hurricane Irene: Prepare for a Category 4 ‘major hurricane’ – latimes.com. Hurricane Irene continues to grow in strength and ferocity and is now on track to become a Category 4 hurricane, authorities said. Fueled by warm waters and nothing to slow it down, the hurricane is taking a path that will likely skirt . . . → Read More: Hurricane Irene: Prepare for a Category 4 ‘major hurricane’