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High Resolution Profiler

Science in the Fast Lane

Life aboard a research vessel moves quickly. In this time-lapse photo from the R/V Knorr, Chief Scientist Ruth Curry oversees the deployment of the High Resolution Profiler (HRP) in the western North Atlantic basin this spring. The HRP and other instruments make detailed measurements of deep mixing, temperature, salinity, nutrients and bathymetry. Researchers on the DynAMITE expedition want to determine how the dense cold plume of Antarctic Bottom Waters flow and are transformed into lighter water masses in the abyssal ocean. (Photo by Carolina Nobre, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)


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