Current ocean currents in the North Atlantic with northerly warm and saline surface flow (red), deep water formation in the convection areas and deep water flow (blue) feeding the global ocean circulation.  Graphics: C. Kersten GEOMAR.

Warm Periods not always the same

17 November 2016/Kiel. Due to rising temperatures and melting glaciers, the characteristics of the water masses in the Nordic Seas are expected to change. In order to get a better idea of the long-term effects of these changes, scientists compare current developments with similar times in the past. ...

Map of the southwestern Pacific with Pitcairn Island where the samples for this study were taken. Source GEOMAR.

Plain or marble cake?

27.10.2016/Kiel. How long has plate tectonics been active on Earth? What happens to the old seafloor when it is recycled at the so-called subduction zones? Using samples from a small island in the Pacific, an international team of scientists has found new answers to these questions. The results of t...

During the expedition M92 samples and data from the seafloor and from the water column of the oxygen minimum zone off Peru were obtained using various devices. Photo: Michael Schneider, FS METEOR

Conundrum of missing iron in oxygen minimum zones solved

25 October 2016 / Kiel. Iron is an essential nutrient for biological productivity in the oceans. However, dissolved iron quickly combines with oxygen and is then no longer usable by or-ganisms. For a long time it has been a conundrum why even in low oxygen zones of the Tropics the dissolved iron con...

Current aerial views of the Ocean Science Centre Mindelo, Kap Verde. Photo: Filipe Mandl

‘Ocean Science Centre Mindelo’ Takes Shape

17 October 2016/Kiel, Mindelo. After 20 months of construction, the cooperation partners GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel and the Instituto Nacional de Desenvolvimento das Pescas in Mindelo (INDP), together with the Cabo Verdean planning office SPL/DARQ and the construction company SG...



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Weather of Kiel at 06:20


Measuring Point Institute

Air temperature: 8,5°C
Water temperature: 6,3°C
Wind direction: 246°, WSW
Wind speed: 4,35 m/s

Measuring Point Light House

Air temperature: 8,1°C
Water temperature: 6,3°C
Wind direction: 237°, WSW
Wind speed: 10,39 m/s