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Glider missions in the Iceland Basin

by Xiaopei Lin The eastern subpolar North Atlantic has a special role in the Atlantic Overturning Circulation (AMOC) and global climate change. The waters in this regions are subtropical-origin warm and salty water masses, which are carried by the North

All of science in one month

by Femke de Jong Science has many aspects. The collection of data on the process of region you are studying; the actual digging through the data to find out what is going on (which is what most people seem to

Ocean array alters view of Atlantic ‘conveyor belt’ in Science News

Katherine Kornei captures an overview of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation, and OSNAP’s role in observing overturning in the North Atlantic. The summary “Ocean array alters view of Atlantic ‘conveyor belt’” can be found here.

Ocean Sciences Meeting 2018

OSNAP related talks at Ocean Sciences 2018 Monday, February 12, 2018; 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Oregon Convention Center; Poster Hall  PL14A-1754: Labrador Sea Water formation and its relationship to buoyancy forcing Anastasia Romanou, M Susan Lozier, Feili Li, Kayla Rosann

LabSea2020 – A new international cooperative research program in the Labrador Sea.

by Doug Wallace, Dalhousie University and Brad deYoung, Memorial University The Labrador Sea, off the east coast of Canada (see figure), is one of the few places where the deep ocean exchanges gases such as oxygen and carbon dioxide (CO2)

The 2017 Irminger Sea Regional Science Workshop

by Penny Holliday In early November scientists from both sides of the Atlantic travelled to the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton, UK to spend two days discussing new findings and future research.  The 2017 Irminger Sea Regional Science Workshop was

The Ocean Takes a Deep Breath

by Brad deYoung A team of scientists  from across the country is studying how the ocean breathes. They are studying the exchange of gases, carbon dioxide and oxygen, in the Labrador Sea, one of the few places in the planet where

Studying the ocean, where there is no ocean

by Xianmin Hu I have been in Edmonton for almost ten years (PhD study and then postdoc of University of Alberta). When I tell people I am studying (physical) oceanography, they always laugh at me. I wish I had a perfect

OSNAP Challenge 2017

In the summer of 2016, the OSNAP team collected data from the full array for the first time. Prior to publishing the first estimate of the meridional overturning circulation (MOC) this coming fall, we invited the ocean community to predict

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