April 26, 2004
Bathtub Ocean

New Scientist is carrying this article detailing a somewhat bizzare new finding about ocean levels. Turns out they tend to be higher along the ocean's shores than in the middle. Well, by a few milimeters anyway. The exact implications of this are not completely clear, as it's not certain if this is a one-time phenomenon scientists just happen to have seen, or if it is the result of some long-term trend (i.e. global warming).

Posted by scott at April 26, 2004 10:10 AM

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Capillary behavior? Like when water in a test tube or measuring glass does the same thing? Not sure if that applies when the ocean's that big, but who knows?

Posted by: Sherri on April 26, 2004 11:45 AM
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