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  • Postdoctoral Position in Physical Oceanography at Georgia Tech
    Apply Apply for the position in Careers Location Atlanta, GA Job Summary A postdoctoral position in physical oceanography is available at the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Georgia Tech. The postdoctoral researcher will work collaboratively on a number of projects focused on the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation. Specifically, the postdoctoral researcher will work closely … Continue reading
  • Cruise Report AR69-03
    By Fiamma Straneo An awakening of gusty winds and capricious waves Replace images of Reykjavik Hesitant movement on the ship as we abruptly begin Steam, Stop, Sample Rollercoaster at the surface mirrors the spires of the mid-Atlantic ridge beneath us As we head across the Irminger Sea Steam, Stop, Sample A rhythm slowly unfolds Steam, … Continue reading
  • The OSNAP zoo
    By Donald Slater The walk-in fridge in the main lab of the RV Neil Armstrong has for the past 5 weeks functioned as anything but a fridge. With storage space at a premium, it has hosted much of the moored instrumentation, including the microcats that measure ocean temperature and salinity, and the aquadopps that measure … Continue reading
  • Stories in Greenlandic Place Names along the Southeast Coast (Straneo OSNAP AR69-03)
    By Aurora Roth On September 1, almost halfway through the cruise, we passed through Ikerasassuaq (“big sound”, alternately known as Prince Christian Sound). It’s a long narrow channel that demarcates the north end of Uummannarsuaq (“large heart-shaped place” or Cape Farewell), at the southern tip of Kalaallit Nunnat (Greenland). Travelling through this fjord marked our … Continue reading
  • When the science stops
    By M. Yoder, Boston College We boarded the R/V Neil Armstrong as scientists on a mission to collect data and redeploy moorings, and while someone is on shift and working 24/7, it’s not all of us at the exact same time. So, what goes on when we’re not deep in the action? Many of the … Continue reading
  • Mooring Operations along the CF Array
    By Hiroki Nagao On 19 August 2022, the R/V Neil Armstrong set sail from Reykjavík to the cold, stormy waters of the Subpolar North Atlantic. This region consists of a complex network of surface and deep ocean currents, which together play a critical role in the Earth’s climate system via the transport of heat, freshwater, … Continue reading
  • Learning the Water Sampling Routine
    By Monica Nelson Many of us on the CTD watches are physical oceanographers but we were charged with collecting biogeochemical data to complement the OSNAP mission. In addition to the usual water sampling to calibrate the salinity sensors on the rosette, we’ve been collecting water samples to calibrate oxygen sensors and samples to measure ocean … Continue reading
  • Straneo OSNAP: Cruise AR69-03 intro
    By Monica Nelson Out in the Irminger Sea, our world is at once both very small and very expansive. Confined to R/V Neil Armstrong our world consists of the instrument-laden lab, the sea-spray-soaked deck, and the endless grey-blue ocean stretching for as far as the eye can see – or as far as the fog … Continue reading
  • Labrador Sea Weather Forecasts – Meet our Meteorologist and Weather Technician aboard the RV Meteor
    By Anne-Sophie Fortin Every day aboard starts with looking up the weather forecast from our favourite meteorologist aboard: Julia Wenzel. Her forecasts are central to the planning of our day-to-day operations on the ship. While on land we may be more interested in whether a day will be sunny or rainy, here at sea we … Continue reading
  • Gliders Recovery with a Rescue Parachute
    We returned where we investigated an eddy last week to recover our two gliders that have been collecting data since then. Because of the strong winds, low visibility, and high waves, we could not use the Zodiac to recover the gliders this time. Thus, a “rescue parachute”, originally designed to rescue a person that would … Continue reading

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