Circulation regime of the Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean during the last Glacial Maximum (ca. 20,000 years ago). After Huang et al. (2020).

Quo vadis Antarctic Bottom Water?

22 January 2020/Kiel.The formation of deep water, which is an important and sensitive component of the climate system, takes place in only a few parts of the ocean. Apart from the best-known region in the subpolar North Atlantic, this also happens in a few places in the Southern Hemisphere, especial...

The research vessel MARIA S. MERIAN in the port  of Bridgetown. Here the EUREC4A campaign will start on Monday. Photo: Johannes Karstensen/GEOMAR

Clouds: One of the Great Mysteries of Climate Science

16 January 2020/Bridgetown, Kiel. This weekend, the almost six-week international field study EUREC4A (Elucidating the role of clouds-circulation coupling in climate) will start with the participation of the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel. The aim is to test theories on the role of ...

The jellyfish Aurelia aurita blooms in surface waters before dying and then sinking into the ocean. Photo: Christian Gaillard.

Tiny, but effective

08 January 2020/Kiel. Barely visible to the naked eye, gelatinous zooplankton is an important part of the marine ecosystem. In addition, the small organisms also transport large quantities of carbon into deeper layers of the ocean, thus making an important contribution to marine carbon transport. Th...

The research vessel METEOR on its way back to the port of Mindelo in the bay of Tarrafal (Santo Antao). Photo: Arne Körtzinger/GEOMAR

Back from the Eddy Hunt

20 December 2019/Mindelo, Kiel, Geesthacht. As part of the Helmholtz Environmental Observation Programme MOSES, researchers from the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel and the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht Centre for Materials and Coastal Research have carried out detailed investigations...



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Weather of Kiel at 21:40


Measuring Point Institute

Air temperature: 3,8°C
Water temperature: 5,5°C
Wind direction: 237°, WSW
Wind speed: 3,40 m/s

Measuring Point Light House

Air temperature: 3,5°C
Water temperature: 5,8°C
Wind direction: 238°, WSW
Wind speed: 11,60 m/s