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Mysteries at High Latitudes

Mysteries at High Latitudes

March 25, 2010

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 into the mid-30s, the sleet had turned to light drizzle, and the waves were down around 20 feet—all in all,…

What Makes the Great Ocean Currents Flow?

What Makes the Great Ocean Currents Flow?

December 23, 2008
Corralling the Wild and Wooly Southern Ocean

Corralling the Wild and Wooly Southern Ocean

September 11, 2008

Matt Mazloff fishes out a postcard. It’s a simulated aerial view of the bottom of the world, with Antarctica in the middle and the tips of South America, Australia, and a smidgen of Africa peeking in from the corners. But it’s not the land that Mazloff is interested in. It’s the huge expanse of water…

Current Events off Antarctica

Current Events off Antarctica

March 15, 2007

The scientific method can divert researchers down curious pathways. Human psychologists study mouse brains. Astrophysicists look for cosmic particles deep in mine shafts. Taxonomists trace bird evolution by studying feather lice. Carlos Moffat’s scientific career took a similar detour. Fascinated by marine biology, he became a physical oceanographer to understand the ways ocean water moves,…