Monthly Archives: February 2009

Ocean Currents

The water at the ocean surface is moved primarily by winds that blow in certain patterns because of the Earth’s spin and the Coriolis Effect. Winds  move the top 400 meters of the ocean creating surface ocean currents. Surface ocean … Continue reading

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Chennai’s Metrowater to use GIS for fault-rectification

Officials of the Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (CMWSSB) or Metrowater will soon use GIS to identify the location and details of pipelines and other utilities. This will speed up the process of fault-rectification. Though the Planning Commission … Continue reading

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Amphibians Disappearing from Yellowstone Park

Frogs and salamanders are disappearing in Yellowstone National Park and researchers at Stanford blame their decline on global warming.   Sarah McMenamin of Stanford University found in a study. full story

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Alp-sized Peaks Found in Antarctic

Jagged mountains the size of the Alps have been found entombed in Antarctica’s ice, giving new clues about the vast ice sheet that will raise world sea levels if even a fraction of it melts. Using radar and gravity sensors, … Continue reading

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