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Mooring deployment in Denmark Strait

Line Across the Denmark Strait

A team from R/V Knorr prepares to deploy a mooring in the Denmark Strait in August 2011. The instruments on the mooring will help measure water flowing through the strait deep beneath the surface for one year. A recently discovered flow of water called the North Icelandic Jet is believed to contribute to ocean circulation in the North Atlantic that helps regulate climate in North America and Europe. A team led by WHOI physical oceanographer Robert Pickart will return to the Denmark Strait in 2012 to retrieve the moorings and conduct additional surveys in the area. (Photo by Dan Torres, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)


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