If you’ve been paying any attention at all to the news in the last, say, two decades, you will know that the temperature of the ocean is increasing.
This week Pete and I started doing our experiments with water collected from the CTD profiles.
The connection between physical processes in the ocean and the organisms that live in it can be summed up with one word: Nutrients.
Well, not just passing, but collaborating in a very unique way.
Yesterday found me standing on the aft deck of Falkor, gripping a rope to hold the swinging CTD rosette steady as we lowered it over the side and into the ocean.
Good scientific data is wonderful, but data is not very useful if it isn’t accurate.
Our first day of sailing consisted of voyage preparation. This included tying everything down and expecting the worst sea conditions.
A very big part of this project depends on a piece of equipment called the ADCP (acoustic Doppler current profiler).
Research vessel Falkor is set to take off from Hobart, as one of the TTIDE cruises.
Every day, the ocean’s tides create massive underwater waves known as internal tides that radiate around the globe with major impacts on the ocean’s heat budget and climate.