Discover the seasonal variability of the Black Sea circulation.
Following its elder brother (El Niño) from mid-2010, La Niña has in turn wreaked havoc on Pacific coasts (and more). Catastrophic flooding in Australia, in particular , occurred in December 2010-January 2011.
A new La Niña episode is ongoing, even if less intensive than last year one. It is expected to continue up till March-April-May 2012.
To study one of the best-known oceanic feature of the Mediterranean Sea, the Ierapetra gyre (South-East of Crete), the use of several kind of data, as MyOcean provides, is a definite plus.
The weather in Britain is notorious for being unpredictable. However, it is not only the lands that show changes with the weather. The ocean also reacts quickly to the weather, initially at the surface but also affecting the seabed, and economic and biological activities can be impacted.
Gibraltar Strait is of major importance, oceanographically, strategically... It is where colder Atlantic Ocean waters enter the warmer Mediterranean Sea. A map of Sea Surface Temperature (SST) illustrates the wealth of marine features visible in this area.