The recently completed OOI mooring service cruise on the R/V Neil Armstrong (2-25 Aug 2019) established a significant milestone – the Irminger Sea Global Surface Mooring was sustained for over a year and returned high quality data. To our knowledge, this is the first surface mooring with instrumentation to compute bulk air-sea fluxes of heat, […]
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Data from the Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) Global Irminger Sea Array contributed to the longest continuous record of total volume transport of water in the Deep Western Boundary Current. This current, in the subpolar North Atlantic, travels southwest along the continental slope off of Greenland and is considered a significant part of the global climate […]
“I wanted to study the ocean’s role in climate and how it takes carbon out of the atmosphere,” says Palevsky. “My goal was to look at the balance between biological, physical, and chemical processes and how they allow the ocean to take up carbon.”
Late last year, more than 30 researchers from countries spanning the Atlantic met in Southampton, UK at the National Oceanography Centre to foster coordination of research efforts focused on the Irminger Sea region. Of central importance to the workshop was to bring in young investigators. “The Irminger Sea workshop provided me with an incredibly valuable […]
Check out the recently published paper in Nature Climate Change focusing on the Irminger Sea: Increased risk of a shutdown of ocean convection posed by warm North Atlantic summers Marilena Oltmanns*, Johannes Karstensen and Jürgen Fischer Abstract: A shutdown of ocean convection in the subpolar North Atlantic, triggered by enhanced melting over Greenland, is regarded […]
On 12 October, 2017, the Surface Buoy on the OOI Global Irminger Sea Array Surface Mooring stopped all communications. There remains no indication as to what may have caused the outage. On 26 October an aerial survey and broad area search was conducted at the Irminger Sea Surface Buoy site and surrounding areas. The surface […]
At 1003 UTC, Thursday morning, 12 October, 2017, the Surface Buoy on the OOI Global Irminger Sea Array Surface Mooring stopped all communications. There is no indication as to what may have caused the outage, and the current state of the buoy and mooring infrastructure is not known. All systems were operating normally prior to […]
The 2015 Irminger Sea Array cruise marked the first “turn” (recovery & reinstallation) of the moorings and gliders as well as a first look at the data collected during the first year.
In September, the OOI team deployed their second high latitude, global site in the Irminger Sea, Southeast of Greenland.