World’s oceans changing as currents show new patterns

23 April 2021

The world’s ocean currents are changing, particularly along Australia’s eastern seaboard and around Antarctica, creating more powerful eddies that could have far-reaching effects on what happens to the climate.

Australian researchers at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes made these findings using satellite data from 1993-2020 that can detect changes in ocean levels down to a few centimetres.

Read the full story in the Sydney Morning Herald, which features commentary by Josué Martínez Moreno, a PhD candidate at the ANU Research School of Earth Sciences and lead author of the report.