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Heatwaves

Extreme heat on land—and in the ocean

This summer was another hot one for many, with long, sweltering stretches of higher-than-usual temperatures—and not just on land. Heatwaves are also sweeping the ocean, with implications for marine life and the people who depend on it.

Join us for a discussion about the links between the atmosphere and ocean, why heat waves are on the rise, and what it means for our ocean planet.


Season 4, Episode 5
Originally aired September 21, 2022
Speakers & Host:
Glen Gawarkiewicz

Physical Oceanographer, WHOI

Dr. Svenja Ryan, Physical Oceanographer, WHOI
Svenja Ryan

Physical Oceanographer, WHOI

Jennifer Francis

Atmospheric Scientist, Woodwell Climate Research Center

Veronique Lacapra
Veronique Lacapra

Host and Director of Special Projects, WHOI

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