Boaty McBoatface Made A New Discovery About Warming In Antarctic Waters

Data collected by Boaty McBoatface during its maiden voyage helped link wind patterns to warming in the Southern

Boaty McBoatface Made A New Discovery About Warming In Antarctic Waters

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Boaty McBoatface, an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) used for polar science research, made an important discovery while deployed in the Southern Ocean in April 2017.  Over the course of three days, the AUV traveled over 100 miles across underwater valleys to measure seawater temperature, salinity (salt levels), and turbulent water movement at the bottom of the ocean, traveling nearly 2. 5 miles below the ocean’s surface.  The pilots that operated the AUV sat on the mother ship, the RRS Sir David Attenborough, and used an echo sounder to navigate the underwater terrain.  Data collected on the submersible’s maiden voyage was used to link rising Antarctic wind speeds to warming sea surface temperatures in the Southern Ocean in a study published earlier this month.

Boaty McBoatface, an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) used for polar science research, made an important discovery while deployed in the Southern Ocean in April 2017.  Over the course of three days, the AUV traveled over 100 miles across underwater valleys to measure seawater temperature, salinity (salt levels), and turbulent water movement at the bottom of the ocean, traveling nearly 2. 5 miles below the ocean’s surface.  The pilots that operated the AUV sat on the mother ship, the RRS Sir David Attenborough, and used an echo sounder to navigate the underwater terrain.  Data collected on the submersible’s maiden voyage was used to link rising Antarctic wind speeds to warming sea surface temperatures in the Southern Ocean in a study published earlier this month.

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