The global ocean has been warming up as a consequence of anthropogenic, or human-made, climate change, with 90% of the anthropogenic warming stored in the world’s ocean, leading to an increase in ocean heat and sea level rise.
From 2003 to 2012, however, the surface temperature of the Earth experienced what is known as a global surface warming slowdown. Instead of heating up rapidly, as would be expected as a consequence of global warming, the global surface temperatures instead stayed flat.
Rather than this being proof that global warming isn’t happening, University of Delaware Professor Xiao-Hai Yan showed in previous research that the heat wasn’t simply disappearing and the ocean wasn’t magically cooling. Instead, the heat was being redistributed, specifically, to deeper layers of the ocean and especially the oceans in the Southern Hemisphere.
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The Fifth Xiamen Symposium on Marine Environmental Sciences (XMAS-V) will be organized online on January 11th–14th, 2021.
XMAS-V will focus on How Multidisciplinary Sciences Can Serve a Sustainable and Healthy Ocean. College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, University of Delaware (UD) is one of the co-sponsors and UD faculty Prof. Fabrice Veron was one of the Scientific Advisory Committee.
More information can be found at: https://melmeeting.xmu.edu.cn/xmas5/index.asp.
The UD College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment and State Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental Science (MEL) launched a new program, International Joint Training Program, in 2020 June. The program supports students and faculty to study or visit UD as joint training Ph.D. students, postdoctoral fellows and visiting scholars.
A scientific paper titled “Chesapeake Bay acidification buffered by spatially decoupled carbonate mineral cycling” has been published in Nature Geoscience. This work was done by research teams from University of Delaware and Xiamen University.
Dr. Jianzhong Su, the first author, joined the UD-XMU Dual Ph.D. Degree Program in Oceanography in 2016 and was advised by Prof. Minhan Dai in XMU and Prof. Weijun Cai in UD. Jianzhong studied in UD from 2016-2019 and was awarded doctoral degrees in both universities in 2006 June.
Jianzhong Su, Wei-Jun Cai*, Jean Brodeur, Baoshan Chen, Najid Hussain, Yichen Yao, Chaoying Ni, Jeremy Testa, Ming Li, Xiaohui Xie, Wenfei Ni, K. Michael Scaboo, Yuanyuan Xu, Jeffrey Cornwell, Cassie Gurbisz, Michael S. Owens, George G. Waldbusser, Minhan Dai and W. Michael Kemp. Chesapeake Bay acidification buffered by spatially decoupled carbonate mineral cycling. Nature Geoscience. 2020. DOI: 10.1038/s41561-020-0584-3.
Angela Ditri had never been to China. She had never given a presentation of her research, and certainly not one in a hall that could seat hundreds.
But the master’s student in physical ocean science and engineering got to start 2019 by doing both, adding the prestige of presenting at an international conference to her resume and learning a bit about the coastal city of Xiamen in the southeast of China in the process.
“The fact that I was able to stand up there and get through it in front of all those people — it has always been one of my big fears — I’m really glad that I had this opportunity. I feel accomplished,” Ditri said. “Dr. Yan was really supportive … He is very kind, and he was so excited for me to come here and really pushed me to give this presentation.”
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After a long day of tours and presentations by deans and faculty members from the University of Delaware and Xiamen University in China about how they could expand their partnership after a decade of work, the time had come to start discussing what options to pursue.
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