The lower limb of the Atlantic overturning circulation is resupplied by the sinking of dense Antarctic Bottom Water (AABW) that forms via intense air–sea–ice interactions next to Antarctica, especially in the Weddell Sea. In the last three decades, AABW has warmed, freshened and declined in volume across the Atlantic Ocean and elsewhere, suggesting an ongoing major reorganization of oceanic overturning. However, the future contributions of AABW to the Atlantic overturning circulation are unclear. Here, using observations of AABW in the Scotia Sea, the most direct pathway from the Weddell Sea to the Atlantic Ocean, we show a recent cessation in the decline of the AABW supply to the Atlantic overturning circulation. The strongest decline was observed in the volume of the densest layers in the AABW throughflow from the early 1990s to 2014; since then, it has stabilized and partially recovered. We link these changes to variability in the densest classes of abyssal waters upstream. Our findings indicate that the previously observed decline in the supply of dense water to the Atlantic Ocean abyss may be stabilizing or reversing and thus call for a reassessment of Antarctic influences on overturning circulation, sea level, planetary-scale heat distribution and global climate.
View post tag: ocean View post tag: conducts View post tag: Drills February 4, 2014 View post tag: Defense Chinese Navy Conducts Drills in the Indian Ocean View post tag: Chinese View post tag: Defence View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy One of the Chinese Navy’s newest and largest ships, Changbaishan, and two destroyers conducted anti-piracy, search and rescue, and damage control exercises in the Indian Ocean.As reported by the CCTV, the ships transited the Lombok Strait, near the Indonesian island of Bali, before sailing north toward the Philippines.In order to show off its naval capability and extend its influence, China has also dispatched their ships to join anti-piracy patrols in the Gulf of Aden and off the coast of Somalia.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, February 4, 2014; Image: Wikimedia Training & Education View post tag: Naval Share this article CHINESE NAVYThree ships from the Chinese Navy have conducted drills in the Indian Ocean and sailed on to the western Pacific, the Associated Press reports. View post tag: Indian Back to overview,Home naval-today Chinese Navy Conducts Drills in the Indian Ocean
The EU HealthBread project intends to form an association to drive commercialisation of its healthy bread technologies and concepts across the Europe. The EU-funded programme plans to have the group in place before the year is out, according to British Baker’s sister publication BakeryandSnacks.com. It has investigated methods of improving the nutritional profile of breads using altered grains, fractions, concentrates and different fermentation and baking processes.Of the eight companies involved, five have already commercialised products with some due to launch this January. Of those products, many have been developed with a different take on the HealthBread principles, including alternative fermentation processes, such as fermenting only part of the dough or using sourdough fermentation techniques.Jan Willem van der Kamp, HealthBread project leader from TNO Food and Nutrition, said the next stage was to spread the word to other European bakeries.The association has not been finalised yet, but if it happens, it will be used to pool all information, communicate results and act as a first point of contact for companies interested in its technologies. Companies involved would use the trademarked HealthBread name.
The 35th annual SunFest Music Festival, held in downtown West Palm Beach, Florida, is going down May 3-7, 2017. The waterfront festival will see headlining acts from Widespread Panic, Weezer, Ziggy Marley, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, and Steve Winwood.Also performing are Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Blink-182, Dirty Heads, Marshmello, Flo Rida, 3 Doors Down, Fetty Wap Feat Monty, X Ambassadors, and many more. See the full lineup here.The lineup includes a fun mix of both old-school and contemporary favorites, with local vendors and artists lining the waterfront. The sun-filled festival has 3 stages and 50 bands in just 5 days. Learn more about ticket prices and scheduling on the festival’s website.
Saint Mary’s faculty and students reflected on last summer’s Study of the U.S. Institute (SUSI) on Women’s Leadership for international undergraduate women during an informational panel Wednesday evening in the Warner Conference Room of the Student Center. Elaine Meyer-Lee, director of the Center for Women’s Intercultural Leadership, recalled the SUSI application process and the joy of hearing the College had been accepted. “We thought it was a very perfect fit with some Saint Mary’s strengths so we decided, let’s give it a try,” Meyer-Lee said. “We pulled it all together and we were selected to host the [program] we had applied for, which was to bring four women each from Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Myanmar and Mongolia.” Meyer-Lee noted that most of these countries had been in a great transition during the time the program was beginning. “They were clearly identifying countries that were at sort of transformative points,” Meyer-Lee said. “There is a lot of literature out there about how important women’s leadership is and social change and they wanted to create this opportunity.” Once selected for the Institute, the College built in a role for Saint Mary’s students within the program. “We included the students originally as participants, then changed it to a mentor and participant role,” Meyer-Lee said. “We brought on 10 students to do this and they participated side-by-side with the [international] students; they lived in the dorm with them, and they went through all of the classes and communal activities for a very intense five weeks.” Meyer-Lee said students spent the first four weeks on the Saint Mary’s campus, where they were able to travel to local areas. The final week was spent traveling to the East Coast where the students were able to visit Niagara Falls, upstate New York, Boston, New York City and Washington. Meyer-Lee then introduced senior Ambreen Ahmad, a student who participated in the program last summer. Ahmad lived in a quad in Regina Hall with three participants, all from different countries including Mongolia, Myanmar and Tunisia. “This summer was a really great experience. This is definitely a great experience for anyone who is interested in political science, business, communication and social justice because it really allows you to learn and communicate with people from all around the world,” Ahmad said. “I actually learned a lot from the perspective of these girls, who are really accomplished and are only our age.” Ahmad noted how inspiring and interesting the program was for her because it allowed her to see the perspective of the young women from different countries aside from everything our society learns from the media. “It really helps in establishing and enhancing intercultural relationships because, no matter what you end up doing in your life, everything is so much more of global context and it really helps for you to learn to communicate with people who have different backgrounds,” she said. “Being able to build bridges between [the differences] is a great thing.” Ahmad added that she, along with the other students and participants from the program keep in contact through Facebook. “Almost every day someone is posting something on it,” she said. “Learning from these women what is happening in their respective countries really gives us a firsthand account from them. I think just having a connection with people from [different countries] makes you learn more about it that you may have never done on your own.” For Ahmad, living with the participants and getting to know them on a more personal level was the best outcome she received from the experience, she said. “Living in a quad gave me the most roommates I ever had,” she said. “To me, living with them was the greatest part of it. That gave me the opportunity to hear their perspective on Americans and in some ways debunk them. Being that firsthand person to explain Americans to them was really good.”
2 Hill Ave, Burleigh Heads. 2 Hill Ave, Burleigh Heads sold under the hammer for $1.1 million.A BURLEIGH Heads beach property on the market for the first time in more than 21 years has sold under the hammer for $1.1 million.The four-bedroom beach house at 2 Hill Ave neighbours the national park and features ocean views. It spans three levels and is a short stroll from the beach.Lacey West, Burleigh Heads agent Will West negotiated the sale.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North11 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“A young couple bought it who are from Burleigh Waters,” he said.“This property was pretty unique as it had national park next to it and ocean views.“It’s pretty rare to just have one neighbour.”The property last changed hands in 1995 for $238,000. 2 Hill Ave, Burleigh Heads.