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How Oceans Work

Posted by dane307 2261 days ago in Fluid Mechanics from http://geography.howstuffworks.com

Great article from howstuffworks.com. It covers ocean geography, properties of seawater, submarine topography, transmission of energy, currents, ocean waves and tides, marine life, and history of ocean research. ... Read More

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The Evolution of a Glacier Surge Observed with the ERS Satellites

Posted by Svalbard 2268 days ago in Fluid Mechanics from http://earth.esa.int

A time series of ERS-1/2 SAR data from September 1991 to September 1998 was used to monitor the complete surge cycle of Monacobreen in Northwest Svalbard. Significant information for the study of this glacier was provided to glaciologists by the analysis of the backscattering coefficient images, by the use of differential SAR interferometry in descending and ascending mode to retrieve displacemen ... Read More

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Discovery News - Oceans provide flood of new information

Posted by eucalyptis 2267 days ago in Fluid Mechanics from http://dsc.discovery.com

With more than 3,000 monitors floating through the oceans at once, scientists are getting a flood of information about our largest bodies of water. This is a great short video ... Read More

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Gulf of Mexico: shore-parallel drift

Posted by maplover 2266 days ago in Fluid Mechanics from http://veimages.gsfc.nasa.gov

In this SeaWiFS image captured on December 20, 2001, the view of the U.S. Gulf Coast shows turbid waters of various hues flowing out into the Gulf of Mexico. Areas like the Mississippi Delta, Atchafalaya Bay, and the Brazos River outflow appear fairly bright and light in color. The outflows from the Pascagoula and Sabine rivers, on the other hand, have a rich, dark brown color. ... Read More

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Ganges River delta

Posted by maplover 2267 days ago in Fluid Mechanics from http://veimages.gsfc.nasa.gov

The Ganges River forms an extensive delta where it empties into the Bay of Bengal. The delta is largely covered with a swamp forest known as the Sunderbans, which is home to the Royal Bengal Tiger. It is also home to most of Bangladesh, one of the world’s most densely populated countries. Roughly 120 million people live on the Ganges Delta under threat of repeated catastrophic floods due to heavy ... Read More

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Swollen river threatens quake rescuers

Posted by bodmer 2265 days ago in Fluid Mechanics from http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au

The teams, along with residents, were evacuated to higher ground yesterday amid fears that the river could burst in Beichuan county in southwest Sichuan province, the Beijing Times said. But the teams, including those trying to free people trapped under the rubble of collapsed buildings of villages, and residents returned to work just two hours later, the newspaper said. "The weak dam (caused by ... Read More

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Large eddies in the Black Sea

Posted by maplover 2267 days ago in Fluid Mechanics from http://veimages.gsfc.nasa.gov

When people talk about turbulence, they talk about vortices or eddies a lot of the time, but how often do you see eddies at a really large scale? This image is great because it gives a great example of large scale eddies. Also notice the difference in color between the Black Sea and the Mediterranean Sea ... Read More

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Rising sea level swallowing Indian Islands

Posted by eucalyptis 2267 days ago in Fluid Mechanics from http://dsc.discovery.com

This a Discovery News video that talks about the loss of small Islands off the coast of India. ... Read More

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Discovery Channel - the engineering behind the Bellagio fountain in Las Vegas

Posted by eucalyptis 2267 days ago in Fluid Mechanics from http://dsc.discovery.com

This a video from the Discovery Channel that talks about the work that goes into putting together the fountain show at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas. The fountain is massive, and requires automated control at a large scale ... Read More

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Persian Gulf: sediment flow

Posted by maplover 2266 days ago in Fluid Mechanics from http://veimages.gsfc.nasa.gov

There is a large amount of sediment clearly visible in the true-color image of the Persian Gulf, acquired on November 1, 2001, by MODIS. Carried by the confluence of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers (at center), the sediment-laden waters appear light brown where they enter the northern end of the Persian Gulf and then gradually dissipate into turquoise swirls as they drift southward. The nutrients ... Read More

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