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The incredible blue waters of the South Atlantic Gyre. (B. Brewin)

Blue waters of the South Atlantic Gyre

From Bob Brewin (Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK), 31 October – currently doing experiments for ESA aboard the RRS James Clark Ross on the 23rd Atlantic Meridional Transect Since passing the equator and surviving the ‘crossing the line...

RRS James Clark Ross (© NCEO)

Taking measurements in the Atlantic Ocean for ESA

From Bob Brewin (Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK) 3 October 2013 Between the 3 October and the 4 November, I will be participating in the 23rd Atlantic Meridional Transect (AMT) cruise. Travelling on-board the RRS James Clark Ross,...

Following the drift

From Mark at ESA-ESTEC in the Netherlands, 12 April Thinking of the team out in the high Arctic, I've been checking up on the general ice conditions in the Arctic, and around the field site off Alert in the Lincoln Sea.  The first example shows sea-ice drift. This low-resolution product comes courtesy of the Eumetsat Ocean and Sea Ice Satellite Application Facility and shows sea-ice drift from 9 to 11 April. The arrows show drift direction with the length of the arrow indicating the relative drift speed. The situation indicates that high pressure over the Beaufort Sea has spun up the Beaufort Gyre. Low pressure over Iceland is driving sea ice from...