Number 3: Surf's Up for Science
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Hybrid vehicle will enable scientists to reach the deepest trenches.
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.
There is an obvious but often unspoken reason for studying how waves and currents behave on different coasts with different seafloor profiles: national security.
Three months of field work in Southern California brought its share of unexpected and extracurricular developments for scientists in the Nearshore Canyon Experiment.
One man's dream is another man's laboratory.
Tioga is a quick hit for scientists
Henry Dick dredges up a new seafloor ridge.
Ruth Curry finds northern waters are fresher; tropics are saltier.
Scientists writing papers that matter to other scientists.
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.
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.