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Sediment Sloshes in Solway Firth

Sediment Sloshes in Solway Firth

Fjords and funnel-shaped bays and inlets are often the scene of dramatic tidal changes and sediment loads.

Published Dec 7, 2019

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A Bloom in the Strait of Hormuz

A Bloom in the Strait of Hormuz

A phytoplankton bloom appeared in one of the world’s busiest oil waterways.

Published Dec 6, 2019

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A Cirrus Arc

A Cirrus Arc

Circulation around a jet streak—a fast-moving pocket of air within the jet stream—formed this distinctive arc of clouds.

Published Dec 5, 2019

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Satellite Observes Massive Ocean Migration

Satellite Observes Massive Ocean Migration

Every night, under the cover of darkness, countless small sea creatures swim from the ocean depths to feed near the surface, then descend out of sight again before daybreak.

Published Dec 4, 2019

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Typhoon Kammuri Approaches the Philippines

Typhoon Kammuri Approaches the Philippines

A powerful typhoon brought violent winds and torrential rainfall, causing thousands to evacuate.

Published Dec 3, 2019

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