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Researchers Setting Up Observatories to Examine Changes Under the Arctic Ice
April 16, 2007
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.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
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