A doubling in snow accumulation in the western Antarctic Peninsula since 1850

first_imgWe present results from a new medium depth (136metres) ice core drilled in a high accumulation site (73.59S,70.36W) on the south-western Antarctic Peninsula during 2007. The Gomez record reveals a doubling of accumulation since the 1850s, from a decadal average of 0.49 mweq y1 in 1855–1864 to 1.10 mweq y1 in 1997–2006, with acceleration in recent decades. Comparison with published accumulation records indicates that this rapid increase is the largest observed across the region. Evaluation of the relationships between Gomez accumulation and the primary modes of atmospheric circulation variability reveals a strong, temporally stable and positive relationship with the Southern Annular Mode (SAM). Furthermore, the SAM is demonstrated to be a primary factor in governing decadal variability of accumulation at the core site (r = 0.66). Theassociation between Gomez accumulation and ENSO iscomplex: while sometimes statistically significant, therelationship is not temporally stable. Thus, at decadal scales we can utilise the Gomez accumulation as a suitable proxy for SAM variability but not for ENSO.last_img read more

Cricket News NN Cricket Trivia: When Bermuda shook the cricket world!

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Historical moment Yes, you guessed it right – Malachi Jones (Bermuda) was bowling to opener Robin Uthappa, and the flamboyant batsman nicked it, only for a roly-poly player to take a blinder standing in the slips. The player was none other than Dwayne Leverock.After that stunner, Leverock ran blindly around the whole field, and other team mates followed him.At the 2007 World Cup, Leverock made the likes of Kumar Sangakkara and Yuvraj Singh his victims. But what stood out for him and his nation was the catch.”Before the delivery was bowled, I stood there and told the wicketkeeper, Dean Minors, next to me that we will get a wicket this over. We didn’t talk after that but the first ball Malachi bowled, Robin Uthappa went on the drive and the ball flew away from me. I just dived to my right and got the ball in my hand. I got up and ran off to celebrate, and the rest of the team joined me,” Leverock had told ESPN Cricinfo.But it was not just about the catch for Leverock, he took nine wickets in the six-nation 2004 ICC Americas Cricket Championship in which they finished third and qualified for the 2005 ICC trophy and 2007 Cricket World Cup alongside Canada and United State.Well, these are the moments which keep the fans and players going, and these are the moments which make cricket a special game. New Delhi: Magical moments, shots that come from the middle of the willow, rippers from the bowlers, swinging red cherry and fiery bouncers, and blinders taken by the fielders, the game of cricket is special, special as it gives a reason to smile for millions and billions on this planet.Adam Gilchrist’s magical century in the 2003 World Cup final, Javed Miandad’s last ball maximum against India, Yuvraj Singh’s six consecutive sixes, Mitchell Johnson’s 2013/14 spell in the Ashes, or Sachin Tendulkar’s historic Sharjah Cup (Coca- Cola Cup), and there are many such incidents that make a place in your mind which you can never erase.One such exciting incident in a cricket field is a catch, a special catch taken by a player whose name you probably would have forgotten by now. But you will remember the catch because it was taken against one of the biggest teams in cricket – against India – and that too at the grandest stage of all – the World Cup. Cricket – a game of uncertainty In 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup, India had Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Bermuda in Group B. Sounds easy huh? Team India lost their opening game against Bangladesh by 5 wickets and the group suddenly looked tough as Sri Lanka were a pretty decent side at that time.In the second game of the group, India faced Bermuda and won the match by a mammoth 257 runs, where India batted first and scored 413/5 and bundled Bermuda for a mere 156 runs.However, India lost their final game and a must-win one against Sri Lanka by 69 runs, and the Men in Blue’s dreams were shattered.But in between India’s torrid run, one thing stood out and that was cemented in the minds of the cricket fans and that was in the second game against Bermuda.The blistering innings by Virender Sehwag, Saurav Ganguly and Yuvraj Singh was overshadowed by a catch. A blinder which no one thought he could have taken it.last_img read more

Trojans prepare for UCLA grudgematch

first_imgIn what is a historically lopsided rivalry, it will take a few more generations of Trojan athletes to bridge the 37-85 all-time series deficit against the No. 4 UCLA men’s volleyball team.Eager to continue that arduous ascent to .500 after having won its previous two games against the Bruins, the No. 1 USC men’s volleyball team (5-0, 5-0) will square off against UCLA (6-2, 1-1) tonight in a 7 p.m. match at the Pauley Pavilion.Leadership · Despite struggles against UCLA in seasons prior, senior opposite Murphy Troy and USC look to achieve their best start since 1994. – Brandon Hui | Daily Trojan History is largely irrelevant to a USC team that has only ceded one set all season, as the Trojans are outperforming their opponents in nearly every statistical category imaginable.In fact, the only category in which the Trojans have not been besting their foes this season is home attendance, as the Trojans have averaged a paltry 550 spectators per game at the Galen Center, albeit only through two games.“I expect this to be the toughest test so far,” said coach Bill Ferguson. “They’re a big, physical team — just like we are — with a great middle blocking core. We expect it to be a crazy evening, as there’s so much history between these two programs.”Come tonight, however, the Trojans will try to temper their excitement and not let the rivalry distract their focus from their own individual game plans. A recurring theme in all player interviews this season has been the Trojans’ dedication to fine-tuning their own skills and game plans,while not concerning themselves with other teams’ scouting reports.“Like every game, it’s about the serve-and-pass battle,” said senior setter Riley McKibbin. “If we continue to do that, we’ll be fine. We want to jump on them early. Every game against the Bruins is important, but they’re also just another team in a long season.”UCLA enters the game fresh off of an efficient three set-win against Pepperdine after having struggled against Long Beach State — a match they lost in five sets. Outside hitter Gonzalo Quiroga and quick hitter Weston Dunlap lead the attack with 75 and 74 kills, respectively.Despite the early season success and the accolades the Trojans have received, ranging from their continuous No. 1 ranking to senior opposite Murphy Troy’s National Player of the Week award, perhaps the greatest reason for optimism moving forward is that this team feels it has yet to hit its stride.“One of our strengths has been our steadiness, especially with our play in the middle,” Ferguson said. “In most cases, we’ve been able to run our offense the way we want. We weren’t satisfied with our passing last night or in some of our other games. We can be so much better.”last_img read more