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Icebergs in the Arctic

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Icebergs were a common sight around the British icebreaker James Clark Ross during a 30-day summer research cruise along Greenland's east coast to the high-Arctic island of Spitsbergen. The expedtion, led by WHOI physical oceanographer Bob Pickart, included 11 WHOI researchers who helped Pickart retrieve moorings that collected long-term measurements of the water's circulation. They also conducted hundreds of shipboard measurements of the East Greenland Current, which connects the Arctic to the North Atlantic and contributes to sea ice export out of this high-latitude region. (Photo by Carolina Nobre, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)


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