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Public Release: 25-Aug-2015
Nature
Debut of the global mix-master
The Atlantic Circumpolar Current encircles Antarctica with a constant eastward flow in the Southern Ocean. Researchers determined that it originated 30 million years ago, several million years after the tectonic opening of a deep-water channel in the Tasmanian gateway. The Tasmanian gateway was initially the conduit for westward current flow, but as the gateway migrated north tectonically, it eventually aligned with the mid-latitude westerly winds and effected the onset of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current.

Contact: Steven Powell
spowell2@mailbox.sc.edu
803-777-1923
University of South Carolina

Public Release: 25-Aug-2015
NASA looks at Tropical Storm Erika inside and outside
NASA's GPM and NOAA's GOES satellite provided views at the newborn Atlantic storm's rainfall and cloud extent.
NASA

Contact: Rob Gutro
robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 25-Aug-2015
NASA sees Hurricane Loke moving north
NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Hurricane Loke as it continued moving north in the Central Pacific early on Aug. 25.
NASA

Contact: Rob Gutro
robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 25-Aug-2015
GPM sees energetic Tropical Depression Kilo
Rainfall associated with Tropical Depression Kilo recently dumped heavy rain in some areas of the state of Hawaii.
NASA

Contact: Rob Gutro
robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 25-Aug-2015
NASA's Terra Satellite sees birth of Tropical Depression 12E
The twelfth tropical depression of the Eastern Pacific Ocean hurricane season was born today, Aug. 25, 2015, as NASA's Terra satellite flew overhead.
NASA

Contact: Rob Gutro
robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 25-Aug-2015
NASA sees Typhoon Goni cover southern half of Sea of Japan
NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Typhoon Goni after it moved out of the East China Sea and north into the Sea of Japan.
NASA

Contact: Rob Gutro
robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 25-Aug-2015
Nova Southeastern University researcher and collaborators receive $1.1 million grant
Researchers are finding the hybrid corals are more resilient than their parents, and they are studying why and if this can help aid in coral reef restoration and preservation.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Joe Donzelli
jdonzelli@nova.edu
954-262-2159
Nova Southeastern University

Public Release: 25-Aug-2015
ZooKeys
New Indonesian crayfish species escapes the decor market to become a freedom fighter
It might have been an unknown ornamental fish collector and dealer that captured the motley crayfish species C. snowden for the first time by the coasts of the island of New Guinea, but it was the German research team, led by Christian Lukhaup who were the first to recognize, compare, prove it as a new species and give it a name after a controversial 'American freedom fighter.' Their work is published in the open-access journal ZooKeys.

Contact: Christian Lukhaup
craykeeper@gmx.de
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 25-Aug-2015
mBio
Hepatitis A-like virus identified in seals
Scientists in the Center for Infection and Immunity at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health have discovered a new virus in seals that is the closest known relative of the human hepatitis A virus. The finding provides new clues on the emergence of hepatitis A. The research appears in the July/August issue of mBio, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Contact: Tim Paul
tp2111@columbia.edu
212-305-2676
Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health

Public Release: 25-Aug-2015
Proceedings of the Royal Society B
Foes can become friends on the coral reef
On the coral reef, knowing who's your friend and who's your enemy can sometimes be a little complicated. Take seaweed, for instance. Normally it's the enemy of coral, secreting toxic chemicals, blocking the sunlight, and damaging coral with its rough surfaces. But when hordes of hungry crown-of-thorns sea stars invade the reef, everything changes, reports a study published Aug. 25 in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health

Contact: John Toon
jtoon@gatech.edu
404-894-6986
Georgia Institute of Technology

Public Release: 24-Aug-2015
Danny the 'degenerate' followed by 2 lows
Danny has become a degenerate, that is, the tropical depression weakened. Satellite and Hurricane Hunter aircraft data showed that Danny degenerated into an elongated area of low pressure near the Windward Islands during the afternoon (local time) on Aug. 24. Meanwhile two other developing low pressure areas lie to the east of Danny.
NASA

Contact: Rob Gutro
robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 24-Aug-2015
GSA Bulletin
New data changes ideas about sea level and coastal uplift along Pacific Coast
A new GSA Bulletin study shows that uplift rates across the Pacific Coast of the USA and northern Mexico have been overestimated by an average of more than 40 percent. These lower uplift rates imply that the shorelines of the West Coast are rising at a slower rate than previously thought, and this may have important implications for coastal management, including earthquake hazards and the potential impact of sea-level rise to coastlines across the Pacific Coast.

Contact: Kea Giles
keagiles@coyotesong.com
Geological Society of America

Public Release: 24-Aug-2015
NASA's Terra satellite sees Tropical Storm Atsani stretching out
Tropical Storm Atsani appeared elongated when NASA's Terra satellite passed overhead. Atsani weakened to a tropical storm on Aug. 24, 2015.
NASA

Contact: Rob Gutro
robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 24-Aug-2015
NASA sees Typhoon Goni moving through East China Sea
Typhoon Goni continued on its northern track and NASA's Terra satellite captured an image of the storm moving through the East China Sea early on August 24.
NASA

Contact: Rob Gutro
robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 24-Aug-2015
NASA sees Tropical Depression Danny affecting Leeward Islands
Tropical Depression Danny was already affecting the Leeward Islands when NASA's Terra satellite passed overhead.
NASA

Contact: Rob Gutro
robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 24-Aug-2015
NASA sees Tropical Storm Loke strengthening
NASA's Terra satellite analyzed Tropical Storm Loke in infrared light as it continued strengthening in the Central Pacific.
NASA

Contact: Rob Gutro
robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 24-Aug-2015
GPM sees rainfall in Tropical Depression Kilo nearing Johnston Island
The Global Precipitation Measurement or GPM mission core satellite gathered rainfall data on Tropical Depression Kilo as it heads toward Johnston Island in the Central Pacific Ocean. On August 24, a Tropical Storm Warning was posted for Johnston Island
NASA

Contact: Rob Gutro
robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 24-Aug-2015
Functional Ecology
Female guppies become better swimmers to escape male sexual harassment
Animal sexual reproduction can involve males attempting to entice or force females to mate with them, even if they are not initially interested. This male behavior is driven by conflicts of interest over reproduction and exerts selective pressures on both sexes. A new study on guppies led by the universities of Glasgow and Exeter has given scientists insight into how this behavior can lead to physiological changes, much like those in athletes who train to perform better.

Contact: Louise Vennells
l.vennells@exeter.ac.uk
0044-776-851-1866
University of Exeter

Public Release: 24-Aug-2015
National Climate Change
Climate impacts on marine biodiversity
New research into the impact of climate change has found that warming oceans will cause profound changes in the global distribution of marine biodiversity. The study found that a rapidly warming climate would cause many species to expand into new regions, which would impact on native species, while others with restricted ranges, particularly those around the tropics, are more likely to face extinction.
Australian Research Council/Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, UK National Environmental Research Council, Japan Society for Promotion of Science

Contact: Eleanor Gregory
eleanor.gregory@jcu.edu.au
61-042-878-5895
ARC Centre of Excellence in Coral Reef Studies

Public Release: 21-Aug-2015
NASA sees new tropical depression form near International Date Line
NASA's Aqua satellite passed over newborn Tropical Depression 4C in the Central Pacific Ocean on Aug. 21. TD 4C lies just three degrees east of the International Date Line.
NASA

Contact: Rob Gutro
robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 21-Aug-2015
NASA sees development of Tropical Storm Kilo
A new tropical storm formed in the Central Pacific Ocean today, Aug. 21, named Kilo. NASA's Aqua satellite passed the storm when it was a developing low pressure area the day before.
NASA

Contact: Rob Gutro
robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 21-Aug-2015
NASA sees wide-eyed Typhoon Atsani ready to curve
NASA's Aqua satellite saw a clear and large eye in Typhoon Atsani when it passed overhead on Aug. 21, as the storm begins to turn to the northeast and curve away from Japan.
NASA

Contact: Rob Gutro
robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 21-Aug-2015
Two NASA satellites see powerful Typhoon Goni brush the Philippines
NASA's Aqua satellite and Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) core satellite flew over Typhoon Goni as it was affecting the Philippines.
NASA

Contact: Rob Gutro
robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 21-Aug-2015
NASA sees diminutive Hurricane Danny from space
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station captured an image of Hurricane Danny moving through the Central Atlantic Ocean. Satellite data indicates that Danny is a small Category 2 hurricane, in which hurricane-force winds only extend 15 miles from the eye.
NASA

Contact: Rob Gutro
robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 20-Aug-2015
Geosphere
Architecture of aquifers: Chile's Atacama Desert
The Loa River water system of northern Chile's Atacama Desert, in the Antofagasta region, exemplifies the high stakes involved in sustainable management of scarce water resources. The Loa surface and groundwater system supplies the great majority of water used in the region, and meets much of the municipal and agricultural demands. It is vital to regional copper mining, which constitutes ~50 percent of Chile's copper production.

Contact: Kea Giles
kgiles@geosociety.org
Geological Society of America

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