Joshua Kelly unexpectedly found himself on a ship in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea on his very first week as a student at the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography.
“Talk about being thrown into the fire,” said the native of North Reading, Mass. “But it was a blast!”
A debate among scientists about the dynamics of the Cascades subduction system in the western United States has taken a major step toward being resolved, thanks to new evidence provided by a team of international researchers led by University of Rhode Island Professor Christopher Kincaid.
The journal Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography has celebrated the career of Emeritus Professor of Oceanography Tom Rossby, devoting its January issue, titled "Modern Physical Oceanography and Professor H.T. Rossby" to his life and work.
Maryjo Brounce, a doctoral student at the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography, has been recognized with awards for the best student presentation and the outstanding student research paper in the field of tectonophysics at the recent meeting of the American Geophysical Union, the largest gathering of earth and space scientists in the world.
The Deep Carbon Observatory, a decade-long $500 million research project to discover the quantity, movement, origin, and forms of carbon deep inside the Earth, has released a landmark 700-page book, Carbon in Earth, which outlines questions that will guide the program through 2019 and beyond.
About 50 percent of the salt marshes in the Northeast have been destroyed by human development, and many of those that remain have been severely degraded by roads and other crossings, restricting tidal flows and limiting their ability to provide flood protection, water quality maintenance and wildlife habitat.
A new book, co-edited by a University of Rhode Island scientist and including chapters written by several others affiliated with URI, provides the scientific foundation and practical guidance to reverse this trend and restore many of these marshes.
University of Rhode Island oceanographer Brice Loose is nearing completion of a two-month experiment inside a laboratory where the temperature is a frosty -20 degrees Fahrenheit to reproduce the surface of the frozen Arctic Ocean and learn what factors influence the exchange of gases between the water and atmosphere.