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Update on OSNAP Floats

by Amy bower While the rest of the OSNAP team has been busy preparing the first continuous time series of the AMOC in the high-latitude North Atlantic from the OSNAP array measurements (link to Science paper), the Bower Lab has

Modelling in the Labrador Sea

by Clark Pennelly The Labrador Sea in the northwestern Atlantic Ocean is a bit like salad dressing: the multiple water layers present will not happily mingle with others nearby, just like oil and vinegar. Of course, this all changes when

Arctic freshwater storage and export – what will it mean for the AMOC?

by Helen Johnson with input from Sam Cornish and Yavor Kostov The first results from the OSNAP array, published this month in Science (, are incredibly exciting! Over the 21 months of data collected so far, it has been the

When science encounters art

by Femke de Jong Collaborations in science are great, especially within a group as closely knit as OSNAP, but sometimes  the most surprising things come out of totally different kinds of collaborations. I saw beautiful examples of this in a

A long road

by Susan Lozier I have always been interested in advances in science that seemingly happen overnight.  I love the stories of someone walking through the woods when a new idea or solution to an old problem comes to mind, and

Recently graduated: end of an amazing adventure and beginning of another

by Tillys Petit My last contribution on this blog reminded the importance of in-situ data measurements on the evaluation of numerical modeling used to predict climate. As part of my PhD thesis, I had the chance to record, process and

My career path in physical oceanography and climate science

by Yavor Kostov The end of the year is a time to reflect on the past and make long-term plans for our future. Some readers of this blog, especially our young audience, may be considering a career in oceanography or

Fleur de Sel Life

By Charlène Feucher The sea and the ocean have always held a fascination for me. I grew up in the bay of Saint-Malo (France) and the sea coast was my first playground (Figure 1). During my childhood, I was mostly

Another day at the office: data quality control

by Roos Bol Now that temperatures outside are dropping and storms are raging over the subpolar gyre, it is clear that the OSNAP field season had ended. Many blogposts have been written about the exciting adventures at sea last summer.

Aboard the R/V Atlantic Explorer east of Abaco, the Bahamas

by Bill Johns At sea again! No, not an OSNAP cruise this time, but in the balmy subtropics at 26°N. I am leading a group from the University of Miami and NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML) on this