The Ocean Conveyor


From Oceanus Magazine

A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Ocean

Following seawater pathways to help predict climate changes

Ice, Wind & Fury

Scientists investigate the avalanche of winds known as piteraqs

Detours on the Oceanic Highway

Student examines leaks from a great deep-sea current

A Newfound Cog in the Ocean Conveyor

Scientists confirm existence of a previously unknown current

Mysteries at High Latitudes

A WHOI graduate student explores tip jets and deep convection

Into the Wild Irminger Sea

WHOI ship, scientists, and crew probe strategic oceanic gateway

Floats Reveal Unknown Ocean Pathways

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

Ocean Conveyor's 'Pump' Switches Back On

How will climate warming affect ocean circulation? The answer isn't so simple.

Will the Ocean Circulation Be Unbroken?

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

Interrogating the 'Great Ocean Conveyor'

Is the Atlantic's circulation slowing down? Moorings in rough waters monitor the ocean's pulse.

Deep Ocean Waters Don't Run Still

Can “sticky” isotopes help us measure how water flows deep in the ocean?

Ocean Circulation and a Clam Far From Home

Radiocarbon in deep-sea sediments reveals shifts in ocean circulation and climate

The Once and Future Circulation of the Ocean

Clues in seafloor sediments link ocean shifts and climate changes

A Sentry at the Atlantic Gateway

Experimental mooring monitors water flow through Hudson Strait

Fathoming the Ocean Without Ever Going to Sea

A conversation with physical oceanographer Joe Pedlosky

How the Isthmus of Panama Put Ice in the Arctic

Drifting continents open and close gateways between oceans and shift Earth's climate

Adventure in the Labrador Sea

A Wintertime Cruise to the North Atlantic

New Data on Deep Sea Turbulence Shed Light on Vertical Mixing

Rough Seafloor Topography has Far-Reaching Effect

Labrador Sea Water Carries Northern Climate Signal South

Subpolar Signals Appears Years Later at Bermuda

North Atlantic's Transformation Pipeline Chills and Redistributes Subtropical Water

But it's Not a Smooth Process And it Mightily Affects Climate