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Connecting the currents

April 26, 2015

Connecting the currents

Today we are on station at the eastern corner of South Scott lagoon examining the connection between the lagoon and the open ocean.

ANZAC Day at Scott Reef

April 25, 2015

ANZAC Day at Scott Reef

Today, 25 April 2015, marked the 100th anniversary of the historical event whereupon the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) landed on the beaches of Gallipoli, Turkey.

The search for unknown unknowns

April 24, 2015

The search for unknown unknowns

To paraphrase Donald Rumsfeld “There are known knowns… there are known unknowns… and there are unknown unknowns”.

Curtains in the ocean: The “Turbo Team”

April 23, 2015

Curtains in the ocean: The “Turbo Team”

There are a number of ways to present or visualize oceanographic data. When an instrument like the CTD is lowered to the bottom, it provides an instantaneous picture of all the water properties at the drop site.

Dynamic reef environments

April 22, 2015

Dynamic reef environments

At Vulcan Shoal, the research team is particularly interested in examining how these hidden reefs change through time and how physical disturbances such as storms and cyclones can affect the reef communities.

Sunken gardens: Revealing secrets of the Timor Sea shoals

April 21, 2015

Sunken gardens: Revealing secrets of the Timor Sea shoals

The Sahul Shelf is a large extension of the northwest Australian continental shelf, at the western margin lies Ashmore Reef, Scott Reef, and the Rowley Shoals, which represent fantastic coral reefs of classic nature.

Heating the Reef

April 20, 2015

Heating the Reef

The goal of today’s field project was to deploy instruments that will help us understand and predict the temperature of the water in coral reef habitats

Filtering the ocean for answers… (one litre at a time)

April 19, 2015

Filtering the ocean for answers… (one litre at a time)

Some focused sampling at North Scott on Falkor’s workboat has also been undertaken, where handheld CTD and Niskin bottles were used to characterise the water column.

Predicting the Ocean on the Ocean

April 18, 2015

Predicting the Ocean on the Ocean

Predicting the ocean physical environment – the tides, currents, water temperature, etc., requires a mathematical model capable of capturing the important physical processes.

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Scott Reef may be extremely remote—some 400 kilometers north from Broome in the Timor Sea, but now anyone can view the reef and sea floor on their phone, iPad or computer. ...

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