Physical Oceanography Highlights & Events
Seminars are held in Clark 507 on Tuesdays at 3 p.m., unless noted otherwise. Occasional special seminars are on Thursdays at 10 a.m. Refreshments (cookies) are available 15 minutes before the seminar.
The Buoy Lunch will be held on the second and fourth Mondays of the month at noon in Clark Annex Conference Room 271 unless noted on schedule.
View listings for seminars happening around WHOI.
Online Expeditions Featuring PO Researchers
A team from Iceland, Norway, Germany, the Netherlands, and the United States on a 30-day expedition along the East Greenland Coast to the High-Arctic island of Spitsbergen.
August 23 - September 24, 2011
Researchers hunt for the origins of a mysterious current in the North Atlantic
May to June, 2011
Follow researchers as the study deep mixing and circulation in the North Atlantic ocean.
June 3 - 17, 2011
Follow scientists on board the R/V Ka`imikai-o-Kanaloa examine many of the physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of the ocean that either determine the fate of radioactivity in the water or that are potentially affected by radiation in the marine environment.
August 28, 2010
Dallas Murphy reports back from Bob Pickart’s expedition aboard the U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker Healy to study the effects of warming and climate change in the Arctic.
information about the water and atmosphere to learn how storms influence the sea.
Researchers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) are on their way to a North Pole ice camp to deploy instruments that will make year-round observations of the water beneath the Arctic ice cap to learn more about the changing global climate.
A series of nine expeditions from 2003 to 2011
The purpose is to study fresh water accumulation and release mechanism and the role of fresh
water in Arctic climate variability.
September 19 to 28, 2007
Join oceanographer Amy Bower as she travels on the R/V Knorr to the Labrador Sea to install a deep water mooring and technology to observe currents. She will be posting interactive updates on the OceanInsight website, which has special enhancements for the visually impaired.
August 2004 and February 2005
At Cape Hatteras offshore North Carolina, scientists are learning about the turbulent meeting of two powerful Atlantic currents. See photos and read about their research.
A series of three expeditions from 2002 to 2004, the Edge of the Arctic shelf covers cruises that represent the physical oceanographic component of the Western Arctic Shelf Basin Interactions (SBI) Experiment. The overall goal is to understand how the Arctic shelves communicate with the interior basin from a coupled physical--biogeochemical standpoint.