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Greenland fjord

Cold Water Bath

Jeff Pietro (left) and and WHOI scientist Fiamma Straneo prepare a mooring for deployment in a Greenland fjord in July 2012. Straneo and glaciologist Sarah Das led the trip, which was funded through the Arctic Research Initiative, to investigate seasonal ice melt below Greenland's massive glaciers. Glacial meltwater provides a significant source of freshwater, chemicals, nutrients and sediment to the surrounding oceans, and observations in the fjord will allow researchers to better understand the magnitude and variability of these fluxes. The team will return in July to do more surveys and deploy more moorings. (Photo by Robin Littlefield, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)


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