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View from Above

View from Above

October 1, 2018

The research vessel Neil Armstrong paused at the mouth of Prince Christian Sound in southern Greenland recently so its crew could carry out deck work in sheltered waters. The team led by WHOI physical oceanographer Bob Pickart is currently working in the region, one of the windiest in the global ocean, to service moored instruments that are part of OSNAP (Overturning in the Sub-polar North Atlantic Program) West array. The array supports instruments that provide a continuous record of physical, chemical, and biological conditions that might affect a critical part of Earth’s climate system, including the flow of fresh water from the Greenland Ice Sheet just visible in the top of the photo. (Photo by Kent Sheasley, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

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