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The R/V Atlantis in Port


The R/V Atlantis in Port
Credit: Dick Pittenger/WHOI. Download this image (JPG, 580 KB).
[10-May-16] The Research Vessel Atlantis, operated by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) sat in port, awaiting the arrival of equipment and researchers participating in a field campaign in May 2016.

North Atlantic Aerosol and Marine Ecosystems Study (NAAMES) is a five-year investigation to resolve key processes controlling ocean system function, their influences on atmospheric aerosols and clouds and their implications for climate. Observations obtained during four targeted ship and aircraft measurement campaigns, combined with the continuous satellite and in situ ocean sensor records, will enable improved predictive capabilities of Earth system processes and will inform ocean management and assessment of ecosystem change.