Why are we collecting seawater samples from the World’s oceans?
The Southern Ocean is key
|The overturning circulation in the Southern Ocean. |
The circulation around the Antarctic enables deep waters rise
to the surface, allowing new water masses to form and sink
back into the ocean interior taking heat and carbon with it.
|The James Clarke Ross.|
I will be tweeting @MelJLeng and @ORCHESTRAPROJ and Facebooking (Orchestra project) along the way, as well as updating the BGS Geoblogy and drakepassageblog.wordpress.com when I have time.
Melanie Leng is the Science Director for Geochemistry at the BGS and the BGS lead scientist for ORCHESTRA.