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Reversal of the usual flow along the Great Barrier Reef

Jessica Sweeney (Bureau of Meteorology)

13 August, 2019

The cold core eddy generated by Tropical Cyclone Oma near Vanuatu back in February is causing a reversal of surface currents along the outer shelf of the GBR  in August. As described in the OceanCurrent...

Marine heatwaves – looking under the surface

Madeleine Cahill, Jessica Benthuysen and Amandine Schaeffer

1 August, 2019

Marine heatwaves have become more frequent around the globe and Australia is no exception. In the ocean, heatwaves are usually described by their surface expression through satellite SST but the subsurface...

Tropical Cyclone Oma: a lasting ocean impact

Madeleine Cahill

29 July, 2019

Before threatening south-eastern Queensland back in February, Tropical Cyclone Oma spent a week causing great damage to Vanuatu and New Caledonia, even sinking a bulk carrier  with a US$50 million clean-up...