The Southern Ocean and our Climate

If you would like to know more about the Southern Ocean and the research carried out by the ORCHESTRA team, take a look at ‘The Southern Ocean and our Climate‘ publication. Find out how important the Southern Ocean is to the Earth’s climate system and see details about the huge operation involved in the research for this large-scale project. For example, you may not think of planes being involved in ocean science, but 94 aircraft flying hours have been accumulated over the last few years! ORCHESTRA research took to the skies using meteorological kit and measured things like how gases, such as carbon dioxide, transfer from the atmosphere to the ocean. Aircraft were just one of the many tools used in the research.

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