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Current meter download

All in Two Year's Work

Data from a Nortek DW Aquadopp current monitor is downloaded and analyzed after the instrument spent two years in the Atlantic Ocean south of Greenland, where important subsurface currents cross the Mid-Ocean Ridge. Researchers deployed eight moorings equipped with the instruments as part of a research project directed by physical oceanographer Amy Bower to study the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC). The AMOC is part of the global thermohaline circulation driven by differences in water temperature and salinity that helps distribute heat and water over a vast scale, thereby subtly, yet significantly, impacting global climate patterns. (Photo by Brian Hogue, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)


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