Chinese submarine reaches the deepest place on Earth

The Chinese submersible Fendouzhe just reached one of the deepest spots on the planet, reaching a dizzying (and dark) depth of 35,791 feet (10,909 meters), according to a state-run news agency. During a months-long expedition, Fendouzhe completed 13 dives into the Mariana Trench — which boasts the deepest region on Earth — in the western […]

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 […]

Antarctic ozone hole is one of the largest and deepest in recent years

The 2020 ozone hole is also one of the deepest. Measurements from the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite show that this year’s ozone hole has reached its maximum depth with a peak of around 100 DU on 2 October. Credit: contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2020), processed by DLR/BIRA/ESA Measurements from the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite show that […]

Even the deepest, coldest parts of the ocean are getting warmer

Things are heating up at the seafloor. Thermometers moored at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean recorded an average temperature increase of about 0.02 degrees Celsius over the last decade, researchers report in the Sept. 28 Geophysical Research Letters. That warming may be a consequence of human-driven climate change, which has boosted ocean temperatures near […]