Number 3: Surf's Up for Science

Woods Hole Currents: Volume 10, Number 3, 2004

Table of Contents

A New Robot for the Deep Frontier

Hybrid vehicle will enable scientists to reach the deepest trenches.

Breaking Waves and Shifting Sands

Nearly all theoretical models that explain the physics of the deep ocean break down and go haywire near the shore. The coast is a puzzle with a thousand moving pieces.

National Security in the Surf Zone

There is an obvious but often unspoken reason for studying how waves and currents behave on different coasts with different seafloor profiles: national security.

Public Science, Public Service

Three months of field work in Southern California brought its share of unexpected and extracurricular developments for scientists in the Nearshore Canyon Experiment.

Ocean Science in the Jungle

One man's dream is another man's laboratory.

Launching into Coastal Research

Tioga is a quick hit for scientists

Rewriting the Story of Earth's Formation... Slowly

Henry Dick dredges up a new seafloor ridge.

Study Suggests Atlantic Responds to Global Warming

Ruth Curry finds northern waters are fresher; tropics are saltier.

WHOI Researchers Among the "Most Cited"

Scientists writing papers that matter to other scientists.

WHOI Waypoints: Federal Funding for Ocean Science Remains Tight

Oceanographers are struggling to find light at the end of the funding tunnel, as federal spending on ocean science remained relatively flat in 2004 and is expected to just keep pace with inflation in 2005.

WHOI Waypoints: Warm Memories for Cold Associates

Iceberg arches, penguin rookeries, and the footsteps of explorer Ernest Shackleton were just some of the highlights of the winter 2004 expedition of WHOI Associates.