Geological phenomenon widening the Atlantic Ocean — ScienceDaily

An upsurge of matter from deep beneath the Earth’s crust could be pushing the continents of North and South America further apart from Europe and Africa, new research has found. The plates attached to the Americas are moving apart from those attached to Europe and Africa by four centimetres per year. In between these continents […]

Intertropical Convergence Zone limits climate predictions in the tropical Atlantic

Credit: Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres The strongest climate fluctuation on time scales of a few years is the so-called El Niño phenomenon, which originates in the Pacific. A similar circulation pattern exists in the Atlantic, which scientists under the leadership of GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel have studied in more detail. […]

With Theta, 2020 sets the record for most named Atlantic storms

It’s official: 2020 now has the most named storms ever recorded in the Atlantic in a single year. On November 9, a tropical disturbance brewing in the northeastern Atlantic Ocean gained enough strength to become a subtropical storm. With that, Theta became the year’s 29th named storm, topping the 28 that formed in 2005. With […]

Researchers link Florida summertime rainfall with a warming Atlantic Ocean — ScienceDaily

A new study by researchers at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science projects an increase in Florida’s late summertime rainfall with rising Atlantic Ocean temperatures. Scientists have known for years that Florida receives more rainfall in decades when North Atlantic waters are warmer than average, but the UM research […]

The Deepest Layers of the South-West Atlantic Ocean are Warming

The oceans take up roughly 90 per cent of the heat absorbed by the Earth. Hence it is no surprise that significant warming trends have been observed in the mid to intermediate depths of the ocean over the past few decades consistent with a warming climate. However, detection of significant warming trends of the deep […]

Recent Atlantic ocean warming unprecedented in nearly 3,000 years

Climate scientists Nicholas Balascio and Francois Lapointe working with an ice auger to drill in the 3.5m thick ice at South Sawtooth Lake, Ellesmere Island, Nunavut Territory, Canada. An ice auger extension is needed because the ice is so thick. Coring lake sediments can only be done after this tedious work, Lapointe notes. Credit: Mark […]