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Global Impact Through Ocean Sciences

Whether as a minor or in pursuing a graduate degree in Oceanography, ocean sciences advance our understanding of perhaps the most influential force on our Earth system's processes ­ our oceans, and perhaps the least understood. Explore the world to investigate the complex questions of the oceans' future, present and past through an immersive interdisciplinary education, both in the labs and in the field, in Ocean Climate, Marine Ecosystem Science and Health, Ocean Observing Science and Technology, and Ocean Energy.


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Texas A&M Team Examines Role Of Dispersants In 2010 Gulf Oil Spill

Texas A&M Team Examines Role Of Dispersants In 2010 Gulf Oil Spill

Following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, dispersants were used to keep the oil from coming ashore by dispersing and diluting it. According to a new study led by a Texas A&M University at Galveston researcher, “marine oil snow formation” – a natural process whereby sticky materials excreted by plankton and bacteria can help to enhance dispersing effects by providing a microhabitat for oil degradation – was observed for the first time.

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Kristen Thyng authors paper on the importance of colormap accuracy

Kristen Thyng authors paper on the importance of colormap accuracy

A research team from across the state of Texas recently joined Dr. Kristen Thyng in publishing a research paper – True Colors of Oceanography: Guidelines for Effective and Accurate Colormap Selection.

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Understanding Japanese Current Could Help Weather Predictions

Understanding Japanese Current Could Help Weather Predictions

The Kuroshio Current off the east coast of Japan is one of the world’s strongest currents, and like the Gulf Stream current in the Atlantic Ocean, is comprised of warm water. A team of international scientists, led by five researchers from Texas A&M University, have completed a detailed study of the Kuroshio Current and their findings could have an impact on predicting future weather patterns in the North Pacific sector and beyond.

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