Online Expeditions Featuring PO Researchers
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.
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.
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.
The primary objective of our 2004 cruise is to recover 15 moorings, which are located in four regions.
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.
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.