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Polar Discovery

Polar Discovery

2007-2009
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.

MISSION 1551

Mission 1551: A Shipboard Expedition to the Tropical Atlantic

April 14 to April 28, 2007
Follow a team of oceanographers to the western tropical Atlantic Ocean as they work to decode the complicated interactions among the ocean, atmosphere and global climate at 15°N, 51°W.

Beaufort Gyre Research Expeditions

Beaufort Gyre Exploration Project

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.

Edge of Arctic Shelf: 2004 Recovery

Edge of the Arctic Shelf: 2004 Recovery

September 1 to October 1, 2004
The primary objective of our 2004 cruise is to recover 15 moorings, which are located in four regions.

Edge of Arctic Shelf: 2003 Turnaround

Edge of the Arctic Shelf: 2003 Turnaround

September 10 to October 18, 2003
This cruise is our second year of oceanographic field work as part of the Western Arctic Shelf Basin Interactions (SBI) Experiment. The purpose of the cruise is to recover 14 moorings to retrieve 14 months of oceanographic data and then put the moorings back into the water for another year.

Edge of Arctic Shelf: 2002 Deployment

Edge of the Arctic Shelf: 2002 Deployment

July 15 to August 12, 2002
This cruise represents 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.