Tag Archives: Ocean

El Niño: a historical exploration and 2014 outlook

‘El Niño’ – a Spanish phrase describing a global climate phenomenon. How did this phrase, which translates to ‘the child’ or ‘the boy’, come to define the ever changing tropical Pacific temperatures, winds and rainfall? I’ll present a short history … Continue reading

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Fun with fluids: ocean mixing and hot chocolate

As my niece just turned 8 and is incredibly curious about sciences, I thought I’d design some basic and fun experiments to introduce her to my research area and interest: oceanography! Unfortunately, fluid mechanics equations are as sexy as a … Continue reading

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