Observatory Offers New Glimpse Of Northern Seas

Steve Heimel, APRN – Anchorage
Scientists have quietly set up a giant observatory over a wide swath of northern ocean, from the northern Bering Sea, through the Chukchi, to the Beaufort. It’s a series of observation points that are visited by different vessels at different times during the scientific field season. The Arctic Observing Network is a model of international co-operation that is likely to expand to include both Polar Regions, and may, over time, be able to make predictions about what will happen as the climate changes.

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