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Voice of the Sea: Submarines and Ocean Circulation

Voice of the Sea highlights ocean research and careers. Voice of the Sea TV episodes are 30 minutes long, with online extensions of various length. All episodes are available through voiceofthesea.org.

 

The following online episode features how technology is used to study density differences in the ocean.

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Submarines and Ocean Circulation with Glen Carter

Submarines, sinking and floating, density, and pressure. Glen Carter shows how technology is used to study density differences in the ocean, where internal waves influence the circulation of the global ocean - a process that mixes fresh water, salt water, and pollutants, and takes around 1,000 years.

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Exploring Our Fluid Earth, a product of the Curriculum Research & Development Group (CRDG), College of Education. University of Hawaii, 2011. This document may be freely reproduced and distributed for non-profit educational purposes.