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Arctic Explorers

Arctic Explorers

June 18, 2006

Puma and Jaguar are autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) designed to overcome the technical challenges that preclude under-ice operations in the Arctic Ocean. Puma will detect and track hydrothermal vent plumes to their seafloor source, while Jaguar will conduct close-up work.(Illustration by E. Paul Oberlander, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution )


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