For explaining the ocean’s role in the earth’s climate system, oceanographers
often point to an overturning circulation in the North Atlantic. It connects
surface currents carrying heat poleward (upper limb) with cold, deep currents
returning equatorward (lower limb). This system is called the Atlantic Meridional
Overturning Circulation (AMOC).
A major Hydrographic Survey in the Bering Sea off northwestern Alaska has just been successfully completed using the Teledyne/Oceanscience rapidCAST profiling system using the Valeport rapidSV profiler.
Students from the School of Ocean Sciences at Bangor University, UK, have a 30-year tradition of heading to the Laugharne estuary in south Wales each summer to investigate the sediment dynamics of this energetic environment. Nortek’s innovative Doppler instrumentation is now helping the students to understand the processes behind the sedimentation, while gaining valuable skills for future employme…