Tag Archive for 'National Oceanography Centre'

Sea level rising fast but just within natural range

December 13th, 2013 by University of Southampton

University of Southampton and the Australian National University researchers report that sea-level rise since the industrial revolution has been fast by natural standards and at current rates may reach 80 cm above the modern level by 2100 and 2.5 metres by 2200. The team used geological evidence of the past few million years to derive […]

Atlantic hurricane storm surges will increase with global warming

March 26th, 2013 by National Oceanography Centre

Extreme storm events of the magnitude of Hurricane Katrina will occur more frequently because of climate change, according to a study involving the National Oceanography Centre in Liverpool. The research, published in the paper ‘Projected Atlantic hurricane surge threat from rising temperatures‘ in ‘Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA (PNAS) concludes […]

Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society dedicate issue to tidal current energy research

January 16th, 2013 by The Royal Society

The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society have published an issue ‘New research in tidal current energy’ compiled and edited by Professor AbuBakr Bahaj. The issue is focused on marine engineering, fluid mechanics, and computer modelling. AbuBakr Bahaj, Professor of Sustainable Energy at the University of Southampton, in the preface writes “authors claim that tidal […]

Current atmospheric C02 level must be reduced to protect coastal cities

January 3rd, 2013 by National Oceanography Centre

By comparing reconstructions of atmospheric CO2 concentrations and sea level over the past 40 million years, researchers based at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton have found that greenhouse gas concentrations similar to the present of nearly 400 parts per million (ppm) were systematically associated with sea levels at least nine metres above current levels. The […]