Image of the Day

5 / 270

Arctic region contains a large reservoir of relatively fresh water

Gateways to the Atlantic

A large reservoir of relatively fresh water in the Arctic region enters the North Atlantic through several small straits. Changes upstream of the gateways may be affecting the freshwater discharge to the Atlantic, which in turn can cause changes in ocean circulation and climate. (Illustration by Jack Cook, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)


Image and Visual Licensing

Text, images, graphics and other material contained on this website are subject to copyright. For more information or to license material, please contact the Director of Digital Assets, or (508) 289-2647.

Explore Visual WHOI

Search multimedia database

License our Visuals