Research Cruise Beaufort Sea 2015

Late August and September 2015 in the Beaufort Sea on R/V Sikuliaq to study how upper ocean turbulent mixing may change under ice-free conditions in a warmer climate. Increased turbulent mixing may bring up warmer Atlantic water from beneath the cold surface layer causing a positive feedback on Arctic sea ice retreat.

We deployed a mooring in the central Beaufort Sea and carried out shipboard measurements with SWIMS and MMP.

For more info see our cruise blog

r/v sikuliaq

iceskin

coffee

looking back

workboat

Photos © Greg Wagner, Thomas Moore, Algot Peterson