OCEANOGRAPHY

Oceanography is the study of the oceans as ecological systems. In this section, learn about topics like currents, deep-sea research or how rogue waves work.
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How do they measure sea level?

How do they measure "sea level"? Is it the average of the tides? And is the sea level actually rising or not?

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  • How do they measure sea level?

    How do they measure sea level?

    How do they measure "sea level"? Is it the average of the tides? And is the sea level actually rising or not? See more »

  • Why are the waves on the U.S. West Coast larger than the waves on the East Coast?

    Why are the waves on the U.S. West Coast larger than the waves on the East Coast?

    If you ask anyone interested in surfing, they'll probably tell you that you need to be on the West Coast in order to find the biggest waves. But why is that? Why are the waves bigger on the West Coast when compared to the East Coast of the U.S.? See more »

  • Keep Your Junk out of the Pacific Ocean Trash Vortex

    Keep Your Junk out of the Pacific Ocean Trash Vortex

    The Pacific Ocean trash vortex is explained in this article. Learn about the Pacific Ocean trash vortex. See more »

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