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Mountain waves, ship waves and duck waves

February 20th, 2017 : 05:45 AM

By Miguel Teixeira There is a striking resemblance between some waves generated in the atmosphere in flow over isolated mountains and wave patterns in the wakes of ships, boats, or even ducks swimming in a pond. Typically, these waves are … Continue reading

Sea Surface Temperature Climate Data Record

February 13th, 2017 : 05:45 AM

By Owen Embury Over 70% of the Earth’s surface is ocean and knowing its temperature is important for understanding both weather and climate. Historically sea surface temperature (SST) has been measured in situ – from ships and more recently from … Continue reading

THE BRAVE PROJECT – Annual meeting, January 2017, Ghana

February 6th, 2017 : 05:45 AM

By Galine Yanon – Walker Institute The overall objective of the BRAVE project is to quantify the impacts of climatic variability and change on groundwater supplies from low storage aquifers in Africa. More than 40 institutions from Burkina Faso, Ghana … Continue reading

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