Questions tagged [oceanography]

Oceanography is the branch of Earth science that studies the ocean. It is also known as oceanology.

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How does heat get transported between the surface layer, twilight zone, and the deep ocean?

Just as importantly, how do we measure the heat that's transported from the surface layer into the twilight zone and deep oceans?
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Do large-scale modes of variability (like NAM/SAM/ENSO) exist in the ocean?

Large-scale patterns of climate variability can be explained at this Annular Modes Website. If so, have they been characterized by EOF analysis in the same way that the annular modes in the ...
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How do Kelvin waves determine surface temperature variations?

Kelvin waves are basically waves that balance out the Coriolis force against topographic boundaries like coastlines and mountains. It seems very important in the oceans, for example. My question is ...
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How is ocean heat content measured?

The oceans are absorbing much of the heat from climate change. How is all of this heat measured?
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How do Rossby Waves in the ocean form?

So on land, I believe that one factor in their formation is due to inhomogeneities in surface heating between land and ocean (and also inhomogeneities in surface heating due to terrain effects like ...
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What was the ocean circulation like during the time of Pangaea?

So Enderton and Marshall (2009) wrote an interesting paper on the ocean circulation of various aquaplanets covered with certain terrain: e.g. an aquaplanet with a small ridge of land that ranged from ...
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What methods exist for remote profiling of oceanic columns?

Remote sounding of the atmosphere is a well-established method used extensively used extensively for operational weather forecasting and scientific research. Active or passive instruments carried on ...
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Why is there a daily inequality for low tides?

I understand why there is a daily inequality for high tides. What I do not understand is why the low tides are not equal. The data all seems to be somewhere along the lines of but the theory seems to ...

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