ORCHESTRA outputs

BGS blog: Survival at sea as part of ORCHESTRA: Part 3

Chris, Mel and Carol undertaking survival at sea training in readiness for their ORCHESTRA cruises next year.

16 October 2017 by Chris Kendrick

A major partner in a scientific programme called ORCHESTRA (Ocean Regulation of Climate through Heat and carbon Sequestration and Transport) which has been running for over a year. The project aims to improve our ability to understand and predict the role of the Southern Ocean currents to modulate global climate.

BGS blog: The start of a major new research project (ORCHESTRA): Part 2

Mel carefully collecting sea water samples for carbon measurements.

14 June 2017 by Carol Arrowsmith

A major new project to investigate how heat and carbon is transferred around the oceans kicked off in April. Here Carol Arrowsmith, a senior technician with the Stable Isotope Facility at the BGS tells us how the BGS are contributing to this important research.

BGS blog: The start of a major new research project

Carol trying out a snowmobile

31 August 2016 by Carol Arrowsmith

A major new project to investigate how heat and carbon is transferred around the oceans kicked off in April. Here Carol Arrowsmith, a senior technician with the Stable Isotope Facility at the BGS tells us how the BGS are contributing to this important research.

BGS publications

Meredith, M P, Venables, H J, Stammerjohn, S E, Ducklow, H W, Martinson, D G, Iannuzzi, R A, Leng, M J, van Wessem, J M, Reijmer, C H, Barrand, N E. 2016. Changing distributions of sea ice melt and meteoric water west of the Antarctic Peninsula. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography Volume 139, May 2017, Pages 40–57.

Brown, P J, Meredith, M P, Jullion, L, Naveira Garabato, A, Torres-Valdes, S, Holland, P, Leng, M J, Venables, H. 2014. Freshwater fluxes in the Weddell Gyre: results from δ18O. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, A, 372. 10.1098/rsta.2013.0298.

Meredith, M P, Venables, H J, Clarke, A, Ducklow, H W, Erickson, M, Leng, M J, Lenaerts, J T M, van den Broeke, M R. 2013. The freshwater system west of the Antarctic Peninsula: spatial and temporal changes. Journal of Climate, 26, 1669–1684.

Meredith, M P, Wallace, M I, Stammerjohn, S E, Renfrew, I A, Clarke, A, Venables, H, Shoosmith, D R, Souster, T, Leng, M J. 2010. Changes in the freshwater composition of the upper ocean west of the Antarctic Peninsula during the first decade of the 21st century. Progress in Oceanography, 87, 127–143.

Abrahamsen, E P, Meredith, M P, Falkner, K K, Torres-Valdes, S, Leng, M J, Alkire, M B, Bacon, S, Laxon, S W, Polyakov, I, Ivanov, V. 2009. Tracer-derived freshwater composition of the Siberian continental shelf and slope following the extreme Arctic summer of 2007. Geophysical Research Letters, 36, L07602, doi:10.1029/2009GL037341.

Meredith, M P, Brandon, M A, Wallace, M I, Clarke, A, Leng, M J, Renfrew, I A, Van Lipzig, N P M, King, J C. 2008. Variability in the freshwater balance of northern Marguerite Bay, Antarctic Peninsula: results from δ18O. Deep Sea Research II, 55, 309–322. doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2007.11.005.