The Role of Oceans in Climate

Science for the Public: Working Science Series June 16, 2015 at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts

Amala Mahadevan, Ph.D.Senior Scientist, Physical Oceanography, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Science for the Public's Working Science mini-documentary series visits Amala Mahadevan at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). Dr. Mahadevan explains the vital role of the oceans in climate and climate change, and the challenge of developing accurate models for this dynamic relationship. She focuses on an upcoming research expedition to the Indian Ocean in which she and an international team will gather data on that ocean and monsoon cycle that more than a billion people depend on. In this visit to WHOI we see sophisticated equipment and a research ship, and we learn how scientists on such research expeditions must structure their time and investigations.

Dr. Mahadevan's summer 2015 Indian Ocean expedition

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