Got global bathymetric data? Check? Got a 3D printer? Check. Then you can make yourself a model of the ocean that you can hold in your hand! This graphic artist chose not to visualize the nooks and crannies on the sea floor, but the volume of water that makes up our oceans. As a kid . . . → Read More: How to hold the entire ocean in your hands
Visualization Vednesdays highlights graphics and movies created by professional scientists and explains the science behind the visual. I’ll be focusing on physical oceanography cause they be my peeps, but if you know of another great ocean visualization please send it my way. But, there are some rules. These videos have to be made by the . . . → Read More: Visualization Vednesdays: Where has all the sea ice gone?
As a physical oceanographer, I go to a lot of conferences, talks, seminars and lectures where a fellow scientist shows a visualization. And so many are FRICKIN’ AWESOME. I get all excited and gesture wildly. Everyone else in the audience gets all excited and gestures wildly. It’s a gesture wildly-fest that sparks great science discussions/debates . . . → Read More: Visualization Vednesdays: Modeling internal waves
If you haven’t seen this video, than you must! It is an amazing intersection of human adaptation with oceanic phenomena, in this case the Inuit of Kangiqsujuaq, Quebec and how they exploit the large tides to collect mussels under sea ice. I stumbled across it as a free download for a long plane ride. What . . . → Read More: Tides, Ice, and Mussels: The science behind the harvest
What can I say, I was inspired by the Marine Biology edition! Psst. Click on the photos to learn more about each phenomena. On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: a profile from a CTD. On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: 2 Niños and . . . → Read More: Twelve days of Christmas – The Physical Oceanography Edition
I was pretty excited when I learned about Rutger’s expedition to Antarctica. But I am now STOKED after watching their teaser trailer. A beautiful video about science in Antarctica, the wide variety of tools they are using and why it is important. Seriously, can I come along too? I’ll tag penguins any day. Follow along . . . → Read More: New expedition: Stunning cinematography from Rutgers Antarctic Quest
The HF radar transmit tower watches over the frozen Chukchi Sea at Point Lay. We mark ‘em with bright orange reflective tape so snowmobilers don’t hit them. I apologize, as this post is a little belated. I have been back from a trip to take down a seasonal HF Radar array on the North . . . → Read More: Notes from the field: Observing the ocean from dry land
A beautiful map of Alaska and the places we will go. Tonight, I will be flying north to the Arctic once again. But I won’t be on a ship, I will be on land. And for me it’s quite a thrill because I’ve never been up there during the winter, which means: 1) It is . . . → Read More: Notes from the field: North again, this time to dismantle stuff
Your turkey isn’t the only thing that has beautiful plumage this Thanksgiving. So does the Arctic Ocean. Behold, the frost flower. Frost flowers in the sun. Photo Mattias Wietz. These spiky little bunches of ice form on thin and new ice in the Arctic Ocean. But these badboys can only form under very special conditions: . . . → Read More: The icy plumage of the Arctic
Do you like the ocean? Do you want everyone to know about the ocean? Are you cold? Do you need a container for your beverage? If you like all these things then you can donate here to help bring ocean science to classrooms around the country and win an awesome prize straight from Alaska. One . . . → Read More: DONATE! WIN PRIZES! HELP STUDENTS!