The Role of Oceans in Climate
Science for the Public: Working Science
June 16, 2015 at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts
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.
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