This happens very slowly but, over the next 1,000 years, much of the fossil fuel carbon emissions will end up in the deep ocean; ocean eddies
make that happen.
The team used deep-sea moorings, current meters and sediment traps to gather six months' worth of data on eddies
over the East Pacific Rise and then plugged the results into a series of computer models.
are small cogs in a big turning wheel," Bower said.
To balance the budget, some researchers have pointed to the immense biomass generated in large ocean eddies
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What is being slowly learned about ocean eddies
suggests that they are dynamic ecosystems in themselves, and have fundamental influences on fisheries and related ocean habitats that they sweep past.
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Researchers created a new mathematical model that showed that "boundaries of water-carrying eddies
satisfy the same type of differential equations that the area surrounding black holes do in general relativity," explains ETH Zurich's George Haller, the study's lead author.
In wires such as the Oak Ridge prototype, structural irregularities in the ceramic coating can preserve superconductivity by holding the eddies
He had the clever idea that eddies
were perturbing the layers of the water column, mixing different waters, and bringing nutrients up from below.
What's more, eddies
can influence weather across a wide region, and their currents can have effects ranging from disrupting operations at deep-sea oil platforms to influencing the outcomes of long-distance yacht races.
From 1989 to 1992 we were able to track six retroflection eddies
for the first time using surface drifters and subsurface floats that were trapped in the eddies
' closed circulation and looped in them for as long as five months.
A comb inserted through the film induces swirling eddies
downstream, which a digital camera records through a 5-centimeter-square window.