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Oceans and Ice

Photo: research adjusting lenses

Greenland glacial lake © Chris Linder, WHOI

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is actively engaged with climate research in high latitudes, and is working with the MIT Museum to keep visitors informed about how that research is performed.

 

In this newest section of Sampling MIT, you can see Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution technologies such as an ice tethered profiler that records and transmits water properties (such as temperature and conductivity versus depth) and an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV), devices used for research under the ice in the Arctic. WHOI expeditions in Greenland are currently exploring the causes of ice mass loss from surface melt and from icebergs breaking off glaciers in a process known as 'calving'.

Learn More:

MIT-WHOI: Joint Program in Oceanography/Applied Ocean Science & Engineering

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