oceanography

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So many climate models, so little time … A new way of measuring ocean temperatures helps scientists sort the likely from unlikely scenarios of global warming.

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The grisly discovery of a disembodied foot on a NSW beach was a tragic twist in the mystery of missing woman Melissa Caddick. Such tragedies can also reveal hidden currents connecting the planet.

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There's much more to waves than the part you see at the beach. And it can all start hundreds, if not thousands, of kilometres from the shore.

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Walter Munk's contribution to oceanography has earned him the nickname "Einstein of the ocean". Paul Spence and Shane Keating recap his achievements as he turns 100.

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UNSW mathematicians and oceanographers have developed a model that could reveal who is to blame for litter in the floating garbage patches in the world’s oceans.

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The ocean is a cacophany of sounds and ocean exploration is technically challenging, as the fruitless search for missing Malaysian flight MH370 shows, writes Erik van Sebille. 

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Finding the flight recorder from flight MH370 on the ocean floor will become a game of blind man’s bluff spread over thousands of kilometres, writes Erik van Sebille.

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Oceanographer Dr Trevor McDougall is one of Australia’s most-awarded scientists and a newly elected Fellow of the Royal Society. He joins UNSW as a Professor in the Faculty of Science.