Line W: A 10-Year Portrait of Our Planet

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Video by Ari Daniel Shapiro (c) Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution's "Line W" program is conducting research to better understand how the oceans and the atmosphere work together to cause, and are affected by, climate variability on the earth.  Since 2001, a set of moored instruments and repeated research cruises across the Gulf Stream have helped form an unprecedented view of ocean circulation in a crucial part of the North Atlantic Ocean. Watch how WHOI scientists are studying the intersect of ocean currents at "Line W" and what this research reveals about about weather and climate.