Category Oceanography

What is the Northwest Passage?
Oceanography

What is the Northwest Passage?

Climate change has opened a shipping route through the Canadian Arctic Article by: Hobart M. King, Ph.D., RPG Northwest Passage map: Red lines are possible routes for traversing the Northwest Passage. /MapResources. Click to Enlarge Image. What Is the Northwest Passage? The Northwest Passage is a sea route that connects the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans through the Canadian Arctic Archipelago.

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Oceanography

Indian Ocean Tsunami Maps

Maps of Indian Ocean Tsunami Travel Times Maps composed by NOAA using Tsunami Travel Time Software. Krakatau - August 27, 1883 The explosion of the Krakatau Volcano in Indonesia on August 27, 1883, generated a 30-meter tsunami in the Sunda Strait which killed about 36,000 people. It also caused an atmospheric pressure wave that was recorded on the tide gauges at remote locations including South Georgia Island, Panama, France, England, Alaska, Hawaii, and San Francisco.
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Oceanography

Who Owns the Arctic Ocean?

Article by: Hobart M. King, Ph.D., RPG The Law of the Sea: This video gives a good basic description of how The Law of the Sea will be used to divide the Arctic Ocean among several competing nations. A YouTube video from the Al Jazeera channel. An Energy and Mineral Resource Treasure Who owns the Arctic Ocean and any resources that might be found beneath those waters?
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Oceanography

Tsunami Geology - What Causes a Tsunami?

Article by: Hobart M. King, Ph.D., RPG What causes a tsunami?…A tsunami is a large ocean wave that is caused by sudden motion on the ocean floor. This sudden motion could be an earthquake, a powerful volcanic eruption, or an underwater landslide. The impact of a large meteorite could also cause a tsunami.
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Oceanography

What is the Northwest Passage?

Climate change has opened a shipping route through the Canadian Arctic Article by: Hobart M. King, Ph.D., RPG Northwest Passage map: Red lines are possible routes for traversing the Northwest Passage. /MapResources. Click to Enlarge Image. What Is the Northwest Passage? The Northwest Passage is a sea route that connects the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans through the Canadian Arctic Archipelago.
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Oceanography

Pacific Ocean Tsunami

Maps of Pacific Ocean Tsunami Travel Times Maps composed by NOAA using Tsunami Travel Time Software. Kamchatka, Russia - February 3, 1923 The February 3, 1923 magnitude 8.3 Mw earthquake off the east coast of Kamchatka, Russia, generated an 8-meter tsunami that caused damage in Kamchatka and in Hawaii.
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Oceanography

Atlantic Ocean Tsunamis

Maps of Atlantic Tsunami Travel Times Travel Time Maps Composed by NOAA using Tsunami Travel Time Software. NOAA Tsunami Reports Map Reported tsunamis: The National Centers for Environmental Information has an online database of tsunami reports that can be accessed through an interactive map. The image above shows locations of reported tsunami observations along the eastern United States and through the Caribbean.
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