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Seaglider Monitors Waters From Arctic During Record-breaking Journey Under Ice
April 28, 2009
The University of Washington has surpassed its own world record for operating a glider under the ice, this time by successfully operating one of its seagliders for six months as it made round trips hundreds of miles in length under the ice at Davis Strait. The result contributes to the longest continuous measurement of fresh water exiting the Arctic through Davis Strait and into the Labrador Sea.
University of Washington
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