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Currents, Eddies & Gyres

From Oceanus Magazine

March 13, 2014

Detours on the Oceanic Highway

Student examines leaks from a great deep-sea current

February 6, 2014

Message Bottled in an Email

A long-lost legacy of ocean research resurfaces

January 15, 2014

What Causes the Atlantic to Bloom?

Scientists find surprising trigger for spring plant growth

March 23, 2012

A Newfound Cog in the Ocean Conveyor

Scientists confirm existence of a previously unknown current

March 9, 2012

Lessons from the 2011 Japan Quake

What have scientists learned about its cause and consequences?

February 14, 2012

The Great South Channel

Where marine life meets to feast every spring

January 25, 2012

Powerful Currents in Deep-Sea Gorges

What energy drives these currents in hundreds of seafloor Grand Canyons?

March 23, 2011

Gliders Tracked Potential for Oil to Reach the East Coast

Finding the location shifting Gulf Loop Current was critical

August 20, 2010

Plastic Particles Permeate the Atlantic

Scientists find new clues about what happens to plastics in the ocean

October 9, 2009

Floats Reveal Unknown Ocean Pathways

The North Atlantic's circulation is more complex than previously thought

February 20, 2009

As the World Turns and the Oceans Flow

In his lab, Jack Whitehead gets to the essence of complex phenomena

December 23, 2008

What Makes the Great Ocean Currents Flow?

Audio slideshow: A graduate student explores the Gulf Stream and the Kuroshio

October 7, 2008

The Ultimate Fluid Environment for Scientists

An audio slideshow celebrates the 50th year of the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Program at WHOI

November 30, 2007

Submerged Autonomous Launch Platforms

"Intelligent" device decides when the time is right to send off data-gathering floats

November 30, 2007

OceanInsights for the Blind

WHOI scientist creates a bond with visually impaired students

October 31, 2007

Will the Ocean Circulation Be Unbroken?

Line W moorings monitor an intersection where key climate-influencing currents converge

September 24, 2007

A Warm Eddy Swirling in the Cold Labrador Sea

A conversation with WHOI physical oceanographer Amy Bower

June 27, 2007

The Ocean—Captured in a Box

An "experimentalist" encapsulates ocean fluid dynamics in the lab

March 15, 2007

Current Events off Antarctica

Graduate student helps discover a previously unknown ocean current

July 27, 2006

Chilly Scenes of Winter off Cape Cod

What happens in the coastal ocean when the winds blow and the waters cool?

April 13, 2006

The Oceans Have Their Own Weather Systems

Pioneering expeditions investigate how eddies make life bloom in oceanic deserts

argo floats
February 3, 2006

Float 312, Where Are You?

In one week, people found two rarely seen ocean instruments

WHOI engineer Kris Newhall jumps across a melt pond
January 25, 2006

The Flywheel of the Arctic Climate Engine

Remote Beaufort Gyre expeditions reveal clues to climate change

August 26, 2005

Where Currents Collide

Nineteen days at sea in the 'graveyard of the Atlantic'

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