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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

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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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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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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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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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Numerical models, in-situ data and research cruise plans

Tillys Petit, PhD student (who also enjoy the view from my office, figure 2) Nowadays, numerical models are increasingly used to understand and predict climatic issues such as global warming, rising sea level, or shift of oceanic circulations. To answer

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