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A Newfound Cog in the Ocean Conveyor

A Newfound Cog in the Ocean Conveyor

A decade into the 21st century, scientists have confirmed the existence of a new and apparently crucial ocean current on the face of the Earth. International teams led by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) oceanographer […]

Mysteries at High Latitudes

Mysteries at High Latitudes

We were watching waves, Kjetil Våge and I, from the open transom on the research vessel Knorr. It was mid-October 2008 in the Irminger Sea, where nautical standards are different. The wind had diminished overnight […]

Ocean Conveyor’s ‘Pump’ Switches Back On

One of the  “pumps” that helps drive the ocean’s global circulation suddenly switched on again last winter for the first time this decade. The finding surprised scientists who had been wondering if global warming was […]