Ocean Acidification threatens cod recruitment in the Atlantic

24 August 2016/Kiel. Increasing ocean acidification could double the mortality of newly-hatched cod larvae. This would put populations of this economically important fish species more and more under pressure if exploitation remains unchanged. For the first time ever, members of the German research n...

The Gulf Stream in the North Atlantic shown by simulated surface temperatures in a high-resolution ocean model. Simulation and Rendering: ocean modeling group GEOMAR

What is the future of the Gulf Stream circulation?

12.08.2016/Kiel. One of the central issues when studying the effects of global warming is the possible change of ocean currents, particularly the Gulf Stream circulation in the Atlantic. Although many studies predict a slowdown during the 21st century, the uncertainties are still rather large. A stu...


Rising water temperatures and acidification affect important plankton organism

9 August 2016/Kiel. In an experiment with organisms from the Kiel Fjord, a team of biologists from GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel demonstrated for the first time, that ocean acidification and rising water temperatures harms the fatty acid composition of copepods in the natural plank...


Double whammy for important Baltic seaweed

8 August 2016/Kiel. Rising seawater temperatures and increased nutrient concentrations could lead to a decline of the bladder wrack Fucus vesiculosus in the Baltic Sea in the future, according to experiments conducted by marine scientists from Kiel and Rostock. The results show how important it is t...



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Weather of Kiel at 14:48


Measuring Point Institute

Air temperature: 20,2°C
Water temperature: 17,6°C
Wind direction: 15°, NNE
Wind speed: 3,80 m/s

Measuring Point Light House

Air temperature: 18,8°C
Water temperature: 19,5°C
Wind direction: 47°, NE
Wind speed: 2,46 m/s