Carl Wunsch, Harvard University Sponsored by: Physical Oceanography Department This will be held virtually. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84513043557?pwd=TVorbU92c3J5T21jaW5OV3lMUmoyUT09 Meeting ID:…Read More
Viviane Menezes, WHOI Sponsored by: Physical Oceanography Department This will be held virtually over Zoom. Join Zoom Meeting at: https://zoom.us/j/98251902507?pwd=ZDMzZ0FMSTY5RUxFT2RCaVNJMHlkUT09…Read More
A new study by researchers at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and their international colleagues found that freshwater runoff from rivers and continental shelf sediments are bringing significant quantities of carbon and trace elements into parts of the Arctic Ocean via the Transpolar Drift—a major surface current that moves water from Siberia across the North Pole to the North Atlantic Ocean.Read More
New research suggests the ocean’s “biological carbon pump” is more efficient at absorbing carbon than scientists previously estimated.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently awarded $8.3 million to the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) to extend the life of the Overturning in the Sub-polar North Atlantic Program (OSNAP) in a key part of Earth’s ocean-climate system.Read More
New international research by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and colleagues has found a marked change in the Indian Ocean’s surface temperatures that puts southeast Australia on course for increasingly hot and dry conditions.Read More
A new study shows for the first time how massive flood events in the eastern North Pacific Ocean—known as the Missoula Floods—may have in part triggered abrupt climate changes in the Northern Hemisphere during the last deglaciation (approximately 19,000–11,700 years ago).Read More
“This is a really huge increase,” Susan Wijffels, an oceanographer at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution who was not involved with the paper, told Science Magazine.
This video explains the key physical, biological and ecological processes in oases on the Antarctic icy coast — polynyas. Researchers at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the University of Delaware are trying to unveil crucial connections among the physical and biological components in the polynyas and to understand how the Antarctic ecosystem responds to changes in the large-scale environment.Read More
Gael Forget, MIT Sponsored by: Physical Oceanography DepartmentRead More
Jesse Anderson, WHOI Sponsored by: Physical Oceanography DepartmentRead More
Zhao Jing, OUC Sponsored by: Physical Oceanography DepartmentRead More
Xiaopei Lin, OUC Sponsored by: Physical Oceanography DepartmentRead More
Gordon Zhang, WHOI Sponsored by: AOP&E DepartmentRead More
Jack Whitehead, WHOI Sponsored by: Physical Oceanography DepartmentRead More
Kevin M. Sutherland, MIT-WHOI Joint Program Sponsored by: Academic Programs OfficeRead More
Global heating is “supercharging” an increasingly dangerous climate mechanism in the Indian Ocean that has played a role in disasters this year including bushfires in Australia and floods in Africa.
Michelle DiBenedetto, WHOI Sponsored by: Physical Oceanography DepartmentRead More
John Steffen, WHOI Sponsored by: Physical Oceanography DepartmentRead More
Since the turn of the 20th century, seas have risen six to eight inches globally. New technologies, along with a better understanding of how the oceans, ice sheets, and other components of climate interact, have helped scientists identify the factors that contribute to sea level rise.Read More
“This region, the Scotia Sea, is unique in that it hosts several different physical mechanisms which launder dense water to make it lighter within a relatively small basin (the Southern Scotia Sea),” says co-author Dr. Kurt Polzin of WHOI. “This small basin relative to a relatively large volume transport enables researchers to assess changes in water mass production ultimately coming from the Antarctic Shelves on a biennial basis, compared to decadal time scales from other sections.”