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Researchers Setting Up Observatories to Examine Changes Under the Arctic Ice


April 16, 2007

Map of Arctic Ocean; dots indicate profiler sites Researchers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution are venturing this month to the North Pole to deploy instruments that will make year-round observations of the water beneath the Arctic ice cap. Scientists will investigate how the waters in the upper layers of the Arctic Ocean--which insulate surface ice from warmer, deeper waters--are changing from season to season and year to year as global climate fluctuates. Full Story

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