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Deep-sea mining of seafloor massive sulfides
The potential emergence of an ocean mining industry to exploit seafloor massive sulfides could present opportunities for oceanographic science to facilitate seafloor mineral development in ways that lessen environmental harms.
A nonparametric test for change in variability using a proxy record with an application to ENSO
(American Geophysical Union, 2008-10-09)
A common problem in climate science is determining whether the pattern of variability in a particular process or variable has changed over time. When the modern observational record is short, this problem can be addressed ...
A differential pressure instrument with wireless telemetry for in-situ measurement of fluid flow across sediment-water boundaries
(Molecular Diversity Preservation International, 2009-01-09)
An instrument has been built to carry out continuous in-situ measurement of small differences in water pressure, conductivity and temperature, in natural surface water and groundwater systems. A low-cost data telemetry ...
A rotation test for behavioural point-process data
A common problem in animal behavior is determining whether the rate at which a certain behavioural event occurs is affected by an environmental or other factor. In the example considered later in this paper, the event is ...
On the incompleteness of the historical record of North Atlantic tropical cyclones
(American Geophysical Union, 2008-06-03)
There is some question as to whether the historical record of observed North Atlantic tropical cyclones prior to the advent of satellite coverage is complete. This question is central to understanding the historical trend ...
Optimal multiproxy reconstruction of sea surface temperature from corals
(American Geophysical Union, 2004-10-08)
Past sea surface temperatures have been reconstructed using coral measurements of single geochemical proxies. There is some interest in improving reconstruction by combining results from different proxies. The construction ...
On the maximum observed wind speed in a randomly sampled hurricane
(American Meteorological Society, 2010-03-01)
There is considerable interest in detecting a long-term trend in hurricane intensity possibly related to large-scale ocean warming. This effort is complicated by the paucity of wind speed measurements for hurricanes occurring ...
On predicting abundance from occupancy
(University of Chicago Press, 2010-05-13)
There is growing interest in predicting the abundance of a species in a region from the occupancy of cells in a uniform grid overlaid on the region. When the number of individuals in each cell follows a negative binomial ...
Interannual variability of Alexandrium fundyense abundance and shellfish toxicity in the Gulf of Maine
Six years of oceanographic surveys of Alexandrium fundyense concentrations in the Gulf of Maine are combined with shellfish toxicity records from coastal monitoring stations to assess covariations of these quantities on ...
Reconciling end-to-end and population concepts for marine ecosystems
The inherent complexities in the structure and dynamics of marine food webs have led to two major simplifying concepts, a species-centric approach focused on physical processes driving the population dynamics of single ...