Why it’s a sea flow problem
There’s a debate raging about the best way to measure the ocean’s current flow, with a wide variety of experts and different opinions.
One theory holds that the current is controlled by an artificial force, such as the Earth’s gravitational pull or tides.
Other models have suggested that the ocean is constantly pumping out water to fill the gaps in the atmosphere.
But a recent study in Nature Geoscience suggests that the actual flow is much more complex.
Its authors found that it’s possible to accurately measure the current of the ocean by using a “water level gauge” that measures changes in the density of the water around the device.
The results, which will appear online on April 8 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, suggest that even though it’s very difficult to measure changes in sea level, the amount of water on the ocean floor can be used to infer the amount that’s currently flowing into the ocean.
“In general, the ocean does not behave like a closed system,” said lead author Daniela Alba, a research scientist at the University of Texas at Austin.
“It is a complex system.”
The scientists used a hydrographic technique to measure water levels at a variety of locations in the Pacific Ocean.
The device consists of a large plastic tube connected to a sensor.
When the device is in the water, the tube moves a tiny amount of plastic that moves in response to pressure from the water.
When it’s out of the bath, the plastic stops moving.
The researchers then used computer models to calculate how much water is flowing into and out of each point.
The amount of change is measured in the meters per second (mps), or millimeters per second.
The results show that in the Gulf of California and at some locations in Mexico, there is a large difference in the amount and direction of current flowing from the top of the Pacific, where the researchers measured the current as being “much less.”
This is consistent with previous research that found the water levels are increasing, rather than decreasing, from the bottom of the Gulf.
But, the difference is not statistically significant, the researchers said.
“Our results suggest that changes in oceanic density may have played a key role in the past and are likely to play a key part in future climate change,” the researchers wrote.
The new results may also help scientists better understand how climate change is affecting ocean currents.
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