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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

IPCC special report 1.5C warming

by Ric Williams On 8 October a special report was released from the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change to highlight the impacts of global warming of 1.5oC above pre-industrial levels. The report is substantive and is led by 91 authors

OSNAP! There goes the tip of the iceberg!

by Leah McRaven Physical Oceanography Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution When you decide to study the currents that whip past the continent of Greenland and that transform the waters in the Irminger and Labrador Seas, an oceanographer must be willing to

Final week from the RV Armstrong

by Femke de Jong Today we steam for Iceland. After four weeks of mooring operations and CTDs even those among us who are always looking for more data are ready to go home. Part of it is mindset, we were

MSM 74 – Blog Entry 5

Over the past week we made great progress in our journey of the sea, surveying an eddy off the west coast of Greenland with repeated ADCP and CTD surveys to investigate in detail the structure and content of these dynamic

Spare Time

by Heather Furey Well, this cruise has been singular – definitely the best weather for deployments and recoveries that I have experienced while at sea.  I’ve been noticing the things folks do in their spare time.  Every cruise is different;

Putting on the Grip – RV Armstrong

by Heather Furey Friday, June 15th.   Men’s World Cup on the ship’s satellite television?  Must be OSNAP time. It is still gray and cool outside, approx. 4C and 40F.  But the rain is gone.  I saw the sun reflecting off

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