Advanced in Geosciences, V5: Oceans and Atmosphe(OA) by Wing-huen Ip

By Wing-huen Ip

"Advances in Geosciences" is the results of a concerted attempt in bringing the most recent effects and making plans actions regarding earth and area technology in Asia and the overseas area. the amount editors are all prime scientists of their study fields overlaying 5 sections: good Earth (SE), sunlight Terrestrial (ST), Planetary technology (PS), Hydrological technology (HS), and Oceans and Atmospheres (OA). the most objective is to focus on the clinical concerns necessary to the learn of earthquakes, tsunamis, weather swap, drought, flood, typhoons, house weathers, and planetary exploration.

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5◦ C for purple. Both 1987 and 1997–1998 El Ni˜ no events as well as the 1984–1985, 1989 and May 19, 2006 14:8 WSPC/SPI-B368 Advances in Geosciences Vol. 5 ch07 52 J. Yu and P. Gloersen 1996 La Ni˜ na events are clearly depicted as either stationary or as rapidly eastward propagating waves. Hoffmueller diagrams along the latitudes 35◦ , 45◦ , and 50◦ north are analyzed but are not shown here for brevity. We summarize our findings. There are eastward moving trough from about 1986 to 1989 and moving crests to about 1993 in these three diagrams.

Ophiolite-Hosted Copper A major strike slip fault marks the boundary between the Australian and Pacific plates via the Alpine Fault in South Island New Zealand and extending SW to Macquarie Island, approximately 1500 km SSE of Tasmania in the Southern Ocean. This fault marks the only active plate boundary within Australia’s marine jurisdiction. A triple junction to the south of Macquarie Island links the Macquarie Ridge Complex with the Southeastern Indian Ridge and the Pacific-Anatarctic Ridge. 21,22 This structurally dismembered ophiolite exposes pillow basalt, sheeted dykes, gabbro and peridotite; and preserves many primary seafloor and sub seafloor features such as rift-related and transfer-related structures at the fossil spreading ridge system.

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