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Extended Ellett Line research cruise and Subpolar North Atlantic transport

By Elizabeth Comer In my last blog a year ago I mentioned I would be going to sea for the Extended Ellett Line (fig. 1) annual research cruise, which is part of the OSNAP array.  I boarded the RRS Discovery

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April 23-28, 2017 in Vienna, Austria Meeting Website Monday, 24 Apr 2017 The North Atlantic: natural variability and global change (co-organized) OS1.2/AS1.20/CL1.29 Oral Presentations: Location: Room D2 On the Nature of the Mesoscale Variability in Denmark Strait Robert Pickart, Wilken

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Deep-water masses in the Subpolar North Atlantic, where do they occur and what are the physics behind them?

by Patricia Handmann In October 2014 I started my PhD at GEOMAR and Kiel University. I was coming from KIT (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology ), where I studied experimental and theoretical physics and worked on cloud microphysics for a year

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Observed southward spreading of the Iceland Scotland Overflow Water along the eastern flank of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge

by Sijia Zou In the past a few months, I have been working on identifying the spreading pathways of Iceland Scotland Overflow Water (ISOW) in the eastern North Atlantic, with focus on its southward spreading along the eastern flank of

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Los mares de mi vida (The seas of my life)

By Yarisbel Garcia Quintana I have been close to the ocean since I can remember. I grew up surrounded by it, in an island rooted in between the Caribbean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico: Cuba. The summer trips to

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The AMOC and the AMO

Nick Foukal For the past few months I have been working on an independent study with my advisor, Susan Lozier, researching the connection between the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) and the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO). As the first part

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What’s an inverse model?

By Neill Mackay One of the challenges in oceanography is that taking observations is expensive and time-consuming, and while the observations we do make are essential to our understanding, it is only possible to observe a tiny fraction of the

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Christmas in Newfoundland

Brad deYoung, Robin Matthews and Mark Downey Physics and Physical Oceanography Memorial University, Newfoundland 11 January 2017 This fall we deployed an ocean glider into the Labrador Sea.  Our goal was to make measurements of the oxygen and carbon dioxide

Posted in Cruises

What I love in observing the oceans

by Loïc Houpert So today, I decided to contribute to the blog by telling you what I like in my work as an observational physical oceanographer. I am working as a postdoc at the Scottish Association for Marine Science in

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Irminger Current time series is making music

by Stelios Kritsotalakis The Irminger Current (IC), a branch of the North Atlantic Current (NAC), carries warm and saline waters poleward in the subpolar gyre and as such contributes to the upper limb of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC).

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