Tag: "salinity" at biology news
Secret life of elephant seals not secret anymore!
... days and up to 30,000 profiles of temperature and salinity
were obtained. By simultaneously recording movem...phic features. The measurements of temperature and salinity
collected by the seals show that the seals target very specific water bodies, Dr Rintoul said. An ...
ESA mission highlighted at remote sensing conference
...s capable of deriving both soil moisture and ocean salinity
by capturing images of emitted microwave radiation...sporting heat from the Equator to the poles. Ocean salinity
is therefore one of the key variables for monitoring and modelling ocean circulation. p>The Int...
Sowing seed on salty ground
...lly find a solution to reducing the impact of soil salinity
Investigating coral reefs to help understand past and future climate change
...es ranging from 18-35 C and within the very narrow salinity
range of 35-36 per ml. Any ecological changes affe...le gives accurate information about the sea level, salinity
and temperature at different times in history. Interpreting this information provides a way to recon...
Study finds fecal microbes high in New Orleans sediments following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita
...fluence of seasonal variability in temperature and salinity
that will naturally affect microbial population structure. "Our hope is that this data will provide some perspective not just on the immediate impact to the area, but the long term effects of this kind of natural disaster," says Amaral Zettler. "We c...
AGU Journal Highlights -- April 16, 2007
...ass distribution Satellite-detected declines in salinity
and bottom pressure in parts of the Arctic Ocean indicate that a reversal of the polar oceans circulation may be under way. The spatial distribution and magnitude of these trends suggest a shift from a clockwise to a counterclockwise pattern prevalen...
Discovery of 'master switch' for the communication process between chloroplast and nuclei of plants
...nts pass signals of stress due to lack of water or salinity
from chloroplast to nucleus. They know that chloro...cells nucleus when stresses such as drought, heat, salinity
or light become too great on the organism. A research team that includes Shai Koussevitzky, a resear...
ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- March. 14, 2007
...stage and when the plants are exposed to moderate salinity
stress conditions, such as those determined by the...ommonly used for salads, under different levels of salinity
and analyzed the fruit for nutrients. The higher antioxidant levels in tomatoes grown in 10 percent ...
AGU Journal highlights -- February 23, 2007
... from the model better matched the temperature and salinity
observations in all of Indonesia's seas. From this, the authors were able to better characterize exported Indonesian throughflow waters as they propogate into the Indian Ocean. Title:On the transformation of Pacific water into Indonesian throughflo...
UTSA researchers examine effects of global warming on Antarctic
...cal activity in the sea water; and temperature and salinity
measurements into the ocean depths. Now with one trip to the Antarctic under their belt, Xie and Cicek are enlisting the help of world-renowned sea ice expert Stephen Ackley to assist in the analysis of the data in UTSA's Laboratory for Remote Se...
Avian flu virus unlikely to spread through water systems
... they come out of feces or are at different pH and salinity
levels. Similarly, the small laboratory-scale study found that bacterial digesters also reduced H5N2 to undetectable levels after 72 hours, which is consistent with industry standards. The researchers also found that higher digester temperatures inac...
Climate change has surprising effect on endangered naked carp
...ors found that naked carp respond to the increased salinity
of the lake water in a surprising way--by taking a "metabolic holiday." In the first forty-eight hours after transitioning from the freshwater river system to lake water, the carps' oxygen consumption falls --eventually reaching just 60 percent of th...
USGS presents a world of science at GSA in Philadelphia
...on and uranium in the northeast and upper Midwest; salinity
in the Basin and Range and California coastal basin; agricultural chemicals in Florida and the northern Atlantic coastal plain; and the effects of pumping, irrigation and artificial recharge in the High Plains, Hawaii, Basin and Range, and California...
A salinity study in the Mobile Delta region
...true, this barrier may have created persistent low salinity
conditions that local conservationists believe hav...hyllum spicatum) to survive in during periods when salinity
is high throughout this estuary. When salinity
is low, milfoil fragments from these freshwater re...
Continued warming of the Arctic Ocean
...ons. For this purpose, the transport of warm, high salinity
water from the Atlantic to the Arctic has been recorded in the strait between Greenland and Spitsbergen, using an elaborate fixture system. Previous measurements have indicated the occurrence of several strong warm pulses during the past decade. Wit...
UCI scientists use near real-time sensor data to detect coastal ocean pollution
...days. The new technique analyzes temperature and salinity
data collected by sensors located in the water alo...collect large amounts of data such as temperature, salinity
and water level. The data is streamed in near real-time via the Internet for scientists and coastal ...
Virus may control Australia's "river rabbit"
...y can tolerate a wide range of water temperatures, salinity
and pH levels. Carp can also survive and breed in polluted, poorly oxygenated water. "The fish grow to up to 20 kilograms or more in weight and each female can lay up to three million eggs in a single season," Dr Crane says. "In some areas of south-e...
Research partnership to protect the Coorong
...tanding of the relationships between the water and salinity
regimes of the region and ecological responses. "This will be the first comprehensive research program for this estuary and will be one of the largest of its kind in Australia, especially for the ecology of estuarine fish and waterbirds," said Dr. ...
Ancient Arctic water cycles are red flags to future global warming
...nduced global warming, humidity, precipitation and salinity
of the ocean water altered drastically, along with elevated global and regional temperatures, according to a report in the August 10 issue of Nature. The Arctic Ocean drilling expedition in 2004 allowed scientists to directly measure samples of biol...
Underwater robots work together without human input
...rs, will take the ocean's temperature, measure its salinity
(salt content), estimate the currents and track the upwelling. Two types of gliders will be deployed -- Spray gliders and Slocum gliders. The Slocum gliders belong to David Fratantoni of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution; the Spray gliders to ...
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