VERTIGO Northwest Pacific "K2" Cruise- Search for Higher Particle
VERTIGO scientists are heading to cold and nutrient rich waters in the NW Pacific in search of a region where particle fluxes out of the surface ocean are thought to be among the world's highest. A site called "K2" has been chosen for our second major research expedition, since this is where the Japanese already maintain deep ocean sediment traps which capture sinking particles below the "twilight zone" where VERTIGO scientists will be working. At "K2" the High
Observatory program has been in place only since 2001.
VERTIGO Hawaii Cruise- Chasing Down Ocean Particles
This web site was set up so we were able to post VERTIGO cruise
updates from our work on the
University of Hawaii research vessel Kilo Moana and
provide general information about our project. The site we
went to north of the island of Oahu, is one of the most intensively
studied pieces of ocean real estate. It is the location of
the U.S. Hawaii
program where for the past 16 years marine scientists have
been studying the ocean and the seasonal cycles of marine
plants and animals, and how they impact the chemistry of the
waters they live in.
U.S. Hawaii Ocean Time-series (HOT) Program Web site
January 2004 VERTIGO Hawaii Cruise- Testing new VERTIGO equipment off Hawaii
Honolulu to Honolulu on the research vessel
Kilo Moana as described by Christian Science Monitor
reporter Peter Spott who went along for the ride.
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VERTIGO has been supported primarily by the U.S. National Science
Foundation in collaboration with the Antarctic Climate &
Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre, the U.S. Department
of Energy, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the Fund
for Scientific Research - Flanders (Belgium) and other national
and international sponsors.
VERTIGO Research Project
For more information, please see the VERTIGO