Climate Change Research in the Southern Ocean
The Southern Ocean accounts for 50% of all carbon dioxide absorbed by the ocean, 80% of the heat uptake, and supplies nutrients that support 75% of ocean productivity outside polar regions, yet researchers know little about its sensitivity to climate change. Researchers at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) are working to fix that.
In this case study, you’ll learn how CSIR used the Wave Glider to:
- Collect an unprecedented high-resolution CO2 data set in a difficult location
- Sample continuously between ship visits
- Get a full seasonal cycle of data at a far lower cost and monitor progress in real-time