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Promotes interdisciplinary, international studies of oceanic spreading centers by creating a global research community, planning and coordinating new science programs that no single nation can achieve alone, exchanging scientific information, and sharing new technologies and facilities. InterRidge is dedicated to reaching out to the public, scientists and governments, and to providing a unified voice for ocean ridge researchers worldwide.

NOAA’s El NiƱo Portal

An El Nino event effects the surface temperature of the ocean in the equatorial pacific. A major event disrupts weather on a global scale.

NOAA Space Weather Enthusiasts

We are interested in solar flare activity as this generates fluctuations in the solar wind which we record on our MT (Magnetotelluric) instruments supplied by GEOMAR. The recorded data tells us about the location of fluids in the Earth’s crust.

recent magnitude 6.6 earthquake on the plate boundary between the Cocos and Nazca plates. This is most likely to be a strike slip fault.