New Study Links Dust to Increased Glacier Melting, Ocean Productivity

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University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science-led study shows a link between large dust storms on Iceland and glacial melting. The dust is both accelerating glacial melting and contributing important nutrients to the surrounding North Atlantic Ocean. The results provide new insights on the role of dust in climate change and high-latitude ocean ecosystems. UM Rosenstiel School Professor Joseph M. Prospero and colleagues Joanna E. Bullard and Richard Hodgkins...

Modeling Our Climate's Future

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UM Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science professor Amy Clement discusses how scientists use models to forecast future climate change.

Taking the Temperature of ancient Organisms

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UM Rosenstiel School professor Peter Swart talks about the the Rosenstiel School's acquisition of two new stable isotope mass spectrometers that allow for Clumping, which is the process of directly measuring rare isotopes of carbon and oxygen. Clumping allows scientists to directly measure the temperatures of organisms, such as dinosaurs or those located in ancient seas.

Can Corals Adapt to a Warming Ocean?

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UM Rosenstiel School Ph.D. student Rachel Silverstein discusses her research on a potential adaptation for corals in a warming ocean.

The 800-pound Gorilla in the Gulf of Mexico

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UM Rosenstiel School professor Nick Shay discusses the latest research to understand hurricane intensity change and the role of the Loop Current in the Gulf of Mexico on hurricane intensity.

Tracking the Birth of a Hurricane

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UM Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science assistant professor Sharan Majumdar discusses hurricane science and the 2010 NSF PREDICT field experiment to track the birth of a hurricane in the Atlantic.

Coral Reefs -- Our Ocean Ecosystem Engineers

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UM Rosenstiel School Coral Reef Biologist Andrew Baker studies how coral reefs are impacted by climate change and other threats worlsdwide. Corals are important ocean ecosystem engineers, similar to trees in a rainforest, they provide essential habitat to one-third of all ocean life.

Ocean Acidification Threaten Coral Reefs Worldwide

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UM Rosenstiel School Professor Chris Langdon discusses what ocean acidification is and how it impacts ocean ecosystems.

Threading the Climate Needle

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University of Miami Rosenstiel School associate professor Lisa Beal discusses the Agulhas Current off the coast of south Africa and its role in climate change.

Taking Stock: Fisheries Studies in the Florida Keys Marine Protected Areas

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Rosenstiel School professor Jerry Ault discusses 10 years of fisheries research in the Florida Keys Dry Tortugas Ecological Reserve