CSIRO: Looking for climate clues in the Southern Ocean | POGO

CSIRO: Looking for climate clues in the Southern Ocean

Scientists have left on a research voyage to the Southern Ocean to investigate how the Southern Ocean is changing and to discover what impact those changes will have on climate, sea level, and marine life.

 

Voyage Leader, Dr Steve Rintoul, said current meter moorings deployed two years ago would be retrieved. The mooring’s sensors have been measuring the speed, temperature and salinity of the coastal currents adjoining the Antarctic continental shelf. "These measurements, the first of their kind in this part of the ocean, will allow us to discover how the deep ocean around Antarctica is changing and how these changes are spreading north into the other ocean basins," Dr Rintoul said.

 

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