Currents, Gyres, & Eddies


How moored profilers work

Moored profilers travel up and down a mooring cable every five days, measuring seawater properties. (Animation by Jack Cook, Woods Hole…

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Tracking the Currents

Concern about the impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill centered on the northern Gulf of Mexico, but some feared…

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Warm Eddies in a Cold Sea

(Animation by Jack Cook, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution) By Jack Cook, Kate Madin :: Originally published online November 30, 2007

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The Ocean Conveyor

ocean conveyor

A global system of currents, often called the Ocean Conveyor, carries warm surface waters from the tropics northward. At high…

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