A particle tracking scheme that uses velocity output from an interannually varying forced run of a global ocean circulation model (Parallel Ocean Climate Model; POCM_4C) allows variability in the transport pathways across the Scotia Sea to South Georgia to be examined for the first time. The time-variant surface fluxes introduce realistic variability into the model velocity fields. This causes large variations in near-surface, mixed-layer transport from the Antarctic Peninsula region to South Georgia, an island in the southwest Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean. The variability occurs on a variety of timescales with seasonal and longer periods of variability apparent in the 18 year time series of results. A quasi-four year period of variability is evident across the region in the sea surface temperature fields of POCM_4C and appears in the particle tracking results. This period, noted in other Southern Ocean data sets and ascribed to the Antarctic Circumpolar Wave, has been observed in the reproductive success of higher marine predators breeding on the island. The predicted oceanographic variability is likely to be significant for the South Georgia ecosystem by affecting the influx into the region of Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba), the main prey of the higher predators.
Waters shared the new music clip via his Instagram page: In an interview with Rolling Stone a few months back, Waters discussed the story behind the album:“So I wrote this whole thing – part magic carpet ride, part political rant, part anguish. I played this to Nigel, and he goes, “Oh, I like that little bit” – about two minutes long – “and that bit.” And so we’ve been working. I’ve also been falling in love, deeply in love. So the record is really about love – which is what all of my records have been about, in fact. It’s pondering not just why we are killing the children. It’s also the question of how do we take these moments of love – if we are granted any in our lives – and allow that love to shine on the rest of existence, on others.”This in-studio photo was also posted to Waters’ Facebook page:Roger Waters Us And Them 2017 Tour DatesMay 26, Kansas City, MO Sprint CenterMay 28, Louisville, KY KFC Yum! CenterMay 30, St. Louis, MO Scottrade CenterJune 1, Tulsa, OK BOK CenterJune 3, Denver, CO Pepsi CenterJune 7, San Jose, CA SAP Center at San JoseJune 12, Sacramento, CA Golden 1 CenterJune 14, Phoenix, AZ Gila River ArenaJune 16, Las Vegas, NV T-Mobile ArenaJune 20, Los Angeles, CA STAPLES CenterJune 21, Los Angeles, CA STAPLES CenterJune 24, Seattle, WA Tacoma DomeJuly 3, Dallas, TX American Airlines CenterTBD San Antonio, TX AT&T CenterJuly 6, Houston, TX Toyota CenterJuly 11, Tampa, FL Amalie ArenaJuly 13, Miami, FL American Airlines ArenaJuly 16, Atlanta, GA Infinite Energy CenterJuly 18, Greensboro, NC Greensboro ColiseumJuly 20, Columbus, OH Nationwide ArenaJuly 22, Chicago, IL United CenterJuly 23, Chicago, IL United CenterJuly 26, St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy CenterAugust 2, Detroit, MI The Palace of Auburn HillsAugust 4, Washington, DC Verizon CenterAugust 8, Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo CenterAugust 9, Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo CenterSept. 7, Newark, NJ Prudential CenterSept. 11, Brooklyn, NY Barclays CenterSept. 12, Brooklyn, NY Barclays CenterSept. 15, Uniondale, NY Nassau ColiseumSept. 19, Pittsburgh, PA PPG Paints ArenaSept. 27, Boston, MA TD GardenSept. 28, Boston, MA TD GardenOct. 2, Toronto, ON Air Canada CentreOct. 3, Toronto, ON Air Canada CentreOct. 6, Quebec City, QC Videotron CentreOct. 10, Ottawa, ON Canadian Tire CentreOct. 16, Montreal, QC Bell CentreTBD Winnipeg, MB MTS CentreOct. 24, Edmonton, AB Rogers PlaceOct. 28, Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena[H/T Jambase] As Roger Waters prepares for his upcoming Us And Them Tour North American tour, which is set to begin in May, the former Pink Floyd bassist shared an update from the studio. Recently confirming that he is working on a new album with Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich, the upcoming project comes 25 years after his 1992 solo debut album Amused To Death. This newly-posted clip features a song from the highly anticipated new project, and it’s sounding pretty awesome so far.
TOTO – 40 TRIPS AROUND THE SUN NORTH AMERICAN TOUR7/30 Vancouver, BC The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts7/31 Seattle, WA Moore Theatre8/1 Portland, OR Revolution Hall8/3 Oakland, CA Fox Theater8/4 Reno, NV Grand Sierra Resort & Casino – Grand Theatre8/5 Modesto, CA Gallo Center for the Arts8/7 San Diego, CA Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay8/8 Costa Mesa, CA Pacific Amphitheatre (Orange County Fair)8/10 Henderson, NV Sunset Station Hotel & Casino – Sunset Amphitheater8/11 Grand Junction, CO Las Colonias Amphitheater8/12 Littleton, CO The Hudson Gardens and Event Center – Outdoor Amphitheatre8/14 Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie8/15 Austin, TX Stubbs8/17 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium8/18 Atlanta , GA Atlanta Symphony Hall8/19 Springfield, MO Gillioz Theatre8/21 Kansas City, MO Crossroads KC8/23 Windsor, ON The Colosseum At Caesars8/24 Grand Rapids, MI Meijer Gardens Amphitheater8/25 Northfield, OH Hard Rock Live10/20 Greeneville, TN Niswonger Performing Arts10/21 Montgomery, AL Montgomery Performing Arts Center10/23 Mobile, AL Saenger Theater10/24 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall10/26 Fort Myers, FL Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall10/27 Melbourne, FL King Center For The Arts10/28 Pompano Beach, FL Pompano Beach Amphitheater10/30 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live11/1 Charleston SC Charleston Music Hall11/2 Augusta, GA Miller Theater11/3 Jacksonville, FL Florida Theatre11/5 Durham, NC Carolina Theatre of Durham11/6 Virginia Beach, VA Sandler Center For The Performing Arts11/8 Washington D.C. Warner Theater11/9 Atlantic City, NJ Tropicana Casino & Resort – Tropicana Showroom11/12 Ridgefield, CT The Ridgefield Playhouse11/13 New Brunswick, NJ State Theatre11/15 Morristown, NJ Mayo Performing Arts Center11/16 Brookville, NY Tilles Center for the Performing Arts11/17 Lynn, MA Lynn Veteran’s Memorial AuditoriumView All Tour Dates Toto has announced 21 new North American shows in support of their 40th anniversary as a band. The 40 Trips Around The Sun Tour will begin on July 30th in Vancouver at The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts and conclude at Lynn Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium in Massachusetts on November 17th.It’s without question, that Toto is currently in the middle of a major resurgence around the world–especially considering this month’s double release from Weezer, who covered both “Rossana” and “Africa” to appease a trolling Twitter account, ultimately resulting in over five million plays of the tracks. On Toto’s side of things, however, the band recently released a Greatest Hits package titled 40 Trips Around The Sun (Legacy Recordings – Sony), which debuted in the Top 40 in eight different countries. Their European tour earlier this year saw them performing to packed houses every night including sold-out stops at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam and Royal Albert Hall in London. Additionally, Toto recently announced the release of their definitive box set: All In via Legacy Recordings. This limited edition release is still available for pre-order here.As the press release describes Toto,Few ensembles in the history of recorded music have individually or collectively had a larger imprint on pop culture than the members of Toto. As individuals, the band members can be heard on an astonishing 5000 albums that together amass a sales history of a half a billion albums. Amongst these recordings, NARAS applauded the performances with more than 200 Grammy nominations. Toto has over 400 million streams on Spotify alone while views on YouTube far exceed over a half billion.With over 40 years together and literally thousands of credits, including the biggest selling album of all time: Michael Jackson’s Thriller, and accolades to their names, Toto remains one of the top-selling touring and recording acts in the world. They are the benchmark by which many artists base their sound and production, and they continue to transcend the standards set by the entire music community, being simply synonymous with musical credibility. Their repertoire continues to be current via high profile usage on broadcast television. They are pop culture, and are one of the few 70’s bands that have endured the changing trends and styles to a career enjoy a multi-generational worldwide fan base. The 40 Trips Around The Sun Tour is the band’s most extensive run in years.Tickets for these new shows in October and November go on sale this Friday here. See the full list below, and rock out to Weezer’s cover of “Africa”.Weezer – “Africa” (Toto cover)