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  • Susan Lozier on the New York Times - Hint of Dramatic Dangers in the North Atlantic

    The warming atmosphere is causing an arm of the powerful Gulf Stream to weaken, some scientists fear.

    Recent studies suggests this northern portion of the Gulf Stream and the deep ocean currents it’s connected to may be slowing.

    Recent studies suggests this northern portion of the Gulf Stream and the deep ocean currents it’s connected to may be slowing. Pushing the bounds of oceanography, scientists have slung necklace-like sensor arrays across the Atlantic to better understand the complex network of currents that the Gulf Stream belongs to, not only at the surface, but hundreds of feet deep.

  • Exploring Oceans on Earth and Beyond: Reinhard Looks to the Skies and Seas

    Chris Reinhard wins NASA funding for new agency astrobiology push and co-authors a new Nature Geoscience paper on Earth’s oceanic “biological pump”

    Chris Reinhard wins NASA funding for new agency astrobiology push and co-authors a new Nature Geoscience paper on Earth’s oceanic “biological pump”

    School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Associate Professor Chris Reinhard is ending 2020 with two research successes: A grant from NASA that allows him and Georgia Tech to join the agency's new astrobiology initiative, and he's the co-author of a new study on Earth's oceanic "biological pump" published in Nature Geosciences. 

  • Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Students Offer Colorful Deep Ocean Adventures for Younger Generation

    “Mini-mester” class focuses on classic children’s storytelling techniques for teaching kindergarten through eighth graders graders about ocean science

    “Mini-mester” class focuses on classic children’s storytelling techniques for teaching kindergarten through eighth graders graders about ocean science

    In Annalisa Bracco's "EAS 4801: The Deep Ocean" class, undergraduates channel their favorite children's book authors to help teach kindergarten through eighth graders about the deep ocean. 

  • The Grantham Environmental Trust and Ocean Visions Announce New Partnership to Develop Ocean-climate Solutions

    Led by Emanuele Di Lorenzo, the new partnership seeks to develop and deploy ocean-based technologies that can draw down carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and ocean to reverse the impacts of climate change.

    Led by Ocean Visions Chairman Emanuele Di Lorenzo, the new partnership seeks to develop and deploy ocean-based technologies that can draw down carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and ocean to reverse the impacts of climate change. A professor of ocean and climate dynamics, Di Lorenzo also serves as Director of Ocean Science & Engineering at Georgia Tech.

  • Gulf of Mexico Mission: "Ocean Blue Holes Are Not Created Equal"’

    Georgia Tech alumna, professor continue explorations of offshore Gulf Coast sinkholes

    Georgia Tech alumna, professor continue explorations of offshore Gulf Coast sinkholes

    A former Georgia Tech researcher and current School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences professor continue their dives into "blue holes," underwater sinkholes that offer clues for ocean/coastal relationships, as well as the lasting impact of climate change. 

  • Microbes and Methane: Unlocking Clathrate 'Crystal Cages' with Chilly Protein Cocktails, Created from Deep Biosphere Bacteria

    When it comes to gas clathrates — collections of water molecules that can trap gas inside a lattice-like crystal structure — science sees them as potential friends and foes.

    The researchers found that their cocktail of protein-embedded bacteria changed the structure of clathrate crystal lattices to “polycrystalline and plate-like, instead of forming single, octahedral crystals,” as the study’s abstract notes. 

  • Dynamics of The Tropical Atmosphere and Oceans: Peter Webster Tackles Wind, Weather, Warming Waters in New Textbook

    College of Sciences Professor Emeritus Peter Webster examines the tropical atmosphere and ocean relationship — and impacts on climate change — in new university textbook

    College of Sciences Professor Emeritus Peter Webster examines the tropical atmosphere and ocean relationship — and impacts on climate change — in new university textbook

    A new college textbook takes a holistic approach to teaching climate science, according to its author, a College of Sciences professor emeritus.

  • Deepwater Horizon and the Rise of the Omics: A Decade of Breakthroughs in Microbial Science

    Eos article led by Joel Kostka spotlights ten years of advances in genomics, analysis of how ecosystems react to oil spills

    Eos article led by Joel Kostka spotlights ten years of advances in genomics, analysis of how ecosystems react to oil spills

    A new article from Georgia Tech professor Joel Kostka highlights the advances made in microbial science in the 10 years since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the world's worst environmental disaster. 

  • El Nino Swings More Violently in the Industrial Age, Hard Evidence Says

    Hard evidence now says: El Nino and the climate phenomenon that drives it have become more extreme in the industrial age.

    Finally, enough physical evidence spanning millennia has come together to say definitively that: El Ninos, La Ninas, and the climate phenomenon that drives them have become more extreme in the times of human-induced climate change.

  • The Physics of the Ocean

    College of Sciences Dean Susan Lozier talks oceanography and climate change in ScienceMatters Season 3, Episode 10.

    College of Sciences Dean Susan Lozier talks oceanography and climate change in ScienceMatters Season 3, Episode 10.

    Georgia Tech College of Sciences Dean Susan Lozier, is continuing her physical oceanography research as she takes the reins of her administrative duties in Tech Tower. She talks about her studies of “the global ocean conveyor belt,” her plans to get back to the ocean in 2020, and her commitment to mentorship.