Dr. William Smethie Jr.
Earth Institute Contact: Dr. William Smethie Jr.
Research Goals: The research goals for the 2004/2005 year were to continue collecting and analyzing seawater samples from newly formed Denmark Strait Overflow Water and its precursors and from deep and bottom water outflow from the northwest Weddell Sea, and to publish a manuscript on circulation and melting under the Ross Ice Shelf based on a time series of CFC and hydrographic data. Another goal was to collect CFC data from ship of opportunity cruises to continental shelf/slope regions around the Antarctic continent.
Cross Cutting Themes:
Climate and Society