Category Archives: Oceanography

Investigating the Dark Caverns of Antarctica

By: Ryan Patmore I am an Oceanographer and I occasionally spend my time trying to find the best ways of understanding the point where ice meets the ocean. This naturally draws me to Antarctica – covered in penguins, yes, but … Continue reading

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Density Surfaces In The Oceans

By: Remi Tailleux Below the mixed layer, shielded from direct interaction with the atmosphere, ocean fluid parcels are only slowly modified by turbulent mixing processes and become strongly constrained to move along density surfaces of some kind, called `isopycnal’ surfaces. … Continue reading

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Deep Water Formation In The Mediterranean Sea

By: Giorgio Graffino “The Mediterranean Sea is a small-scale ocean”, as my old teacher used to tell me. All right, that was probably a bit exaggerated. Still, it’s true that the Mediterranean Sea provides an almost unique environment to study … Continue reading

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