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Icebreakers Measure ADCP Transects in Drake Passage

Deep, strong ocean currents circle the globe in the Southern Ocean. This influential flow, known as the Antarctic Circumpolar Current, connects all three major oceans. Its narrowest constriction is Drake Passage, a location notorious for its challenging seas. Despite the difficulty, Drake Passage has seen several enduring studies by U.S., U.K. and French researchers. For two decades, ADCPs carried by

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Stokes Drifters use GPS to Track and Monitor Ocean Currents

A Florida State University researcher developed a new technology that can track the oceans’ currents and surface circulation. Ocean currents play an important role in many everyday processes such as shipping, navigation, commercial fishing, recreational boating and safety. They also impact our climate, sediment transport, ocean ecosystems and animal migrations. But the movements of ocean currents at the surface —

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