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From Oceanus Magazine

December 14, 2011

The Latest Fashion in Bowhead Whale Songs

Why do cetacean crooners change their tunes?

May 13, 2011

Another Piece in the Arctic Puzzle

Latest Ice-Tethered Profiler installed to monitor polar conditions

January 19, 2011

Exploring the Arctic in the Midst of Change

The polar region's distinctive feature also makes it hard to study: ice

October 29, 2010

The Icebot

A video documents expedition to use robots under Arctic ice

July 1, 2010

Science in Service to the Nation

A conversation with oceanographer Ray Schmitt

May 28, 2010

A Glacier's Pace

Are ocean currents hastening the retreat of Greenland's glaciers?

December 4, 2009

Ocean Acidification: A Risky Shell Game

How will climate change affect the shells and skeletons of sea life?

October 22, 2009

Turning Carbon Dioxide Gas into Rock

Audio Slideshow: An MIT/WHOI student examines a fascinating natural process in Oman

March 4, 2009

Getting to the Bottom of the Greenland Ice Sheet

Scientists discover a surprising plumbing system for glaciers

March 4, 2009

Will Climate Change Affect the Greenland Ice Sheet?

Glacial expeditions uncover a trigger that speeds the flow of ice to the sea

January 11, 2008

Proposals Emerge to Transfer Excess Carbon into the Ocean

Increasing urgency about climate change has spurred schemes that may seem radical

January 10, 2008

Dumping Iron and Trading Carbon

Profits, pollution, and politics all will play roles in ocean iron fertilization

January 9, 2008

Lessons from Nature, Models, and the Past

Other lines of evidence inform the debate on ocean iron fertilization

January 8, 2008

What Are the Possible Side Effects?

The uncertainties and unintended consequences of manipulating ecosystems

January 7, 2008

Will Ocean Iron Fertilization Work?

Getting carbon into the ocean is one thing. Keeping it there is another.

December 7, 2007

Going for the GUSTO (Mooring)

WHOI engineers and the Oceanus crew rescue a wounded buoy

November 13, 2007

Fertilizing the Ocean with Iron

Should we add iron to the sea to help reduce greenhouse gases in the air?

October 31, 2007

Will the Ocean Circulation Be Unbroken?

Line W moorings monitor an intersection where key climate-influencing currents converge

October 25, 2007

A New Way to Monitor Changes in the Arctic

Ice-Tethered Profilers go with the floe, relaying daily data from the ice-covered ocean

September 24, 2007

A Warm Eddy Swirling in the Cold Labrador Sea

A conversation with WHOI physical oceanographer Amy Bower

September 6, 2007

Interrogating the 'Great Ocean Conveyor'

Is the Atlantic's circulation slowing down? Moorings in rough waters monitor the ocean's pulse.

May 4, 2007

Deep Ocean Waters Don't Run Still

Can “sticky” isotopes help us measure how water flows deep in the ocean?

April 20, 2007

The Lo-o-o-ng Core

The deeper you can sample the seafloor, the further back in time you can go

April 5, 2007

Cell-sized Thermometers

Can the shells of microscopic organisms be used to measure past deep-ocean temperatures?

March 27, 2007

Letter from Kangiqsujuaq

A mooring in the remote Hudson Strait offers a finger on the pulse of unfolding Arctic change

March 9, 2007

Dead Corals Do Tell Tales

Growing a little each day, coral skeletons keep a daily archive of past ocean temperatures

March 2, 2007

Follow the Carbon Trail

The movement and transformation of carbon in the ocean have large climate implications

February 8, 2007

Why the West Wind Wobbles

Are changes in wintertime climate random or predictable?

November 29, 2006

How Long Can the Ocean Slow Global Warming?

How much excess carbon dioxide can the ocean hold and how will it affect marine life?

October 20, 2006

The Coral-Climate Connection

The skeletons of corals on the seafloor preserve records of how ocean circulation has changed

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January 23, 2006

Is Global Warming Changing the Arctic?

And will polar changes trigger climate shifts beyond the Arctic?

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October 5, 2005

Earth Can't Soak Up Excess Fossil Fuel Emissions Indefinitely

By the end of the century, the land and ocean may reach their capacity to absorb greenhouse gas from the atmosphere

Rapid Freshening of North Atlantic Could Cool Northern Winters
September 14, 2005

Fresher Ocean, Cooler Climate

A less-salty North Atlantic Ocean could cool northern winters

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