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New NSF project to track meltwater pathways around Greenland

A joint observation and modeling study of the "Pathways and fate of fresh water around the southern tip of Greenland" has been funded by the Ocean Sciences Division of the National Science Foundation. The three-year project will involve two summers (2021 and 2022) of fieldwork, deploying surface drifters and profiling floats along the southeast Greenland shelf. We will also develop a high-resolution ocean circulation model of the region to broaden the temporal and spatial scales of the observations. The principal investigators are myself and Bob Pickart from WHOI, and Renske Gelderloos from Johns Hopkins.