Shelf Awareness

Shelf Awareness

ELEMENTS — In the last days of summer in 1982, Jack Barth prepared to leave for his first trip out to sea. He was 21 years old, fresh out of his bachelor’s degree program and about to start his graduate studies in physical oceanography at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. He had traveled from Colorado to the waters of San Francisco Bay to help his soon-to-be graduate advisor collect instruments from a nearby ocean field site.

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Earning Her Sea Legs

Earning Her Sea Legs

OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY — Graduate student Jenessa Duncombe describes her first research cruise to Hawaii, where she and fellow students will be taking measurements to understand how the island’s strong winds affect the upper layer of the ocean—from turbulence to ocean nutrients to plankton.

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