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September/October 1998 Frontiers cover, NSF and the Occean Sciences; Inside: JOIDES Resolution

NSF and the Occean Sciences

September/October 1998


The Year of the Ocean
An introduction to this special issue of Frontiers by Ocean Sciences Division Director G. Michael Purdy.

Iron Key Unlocks Ocean Ecosystems
Oceanographers discover that the presence of iron promotes plant life in equatorial waters.

Underwater Eruptions Challenge Researchers
New technologies enable NSF scientists to quickly identify and examine underwater volcanoes along with the geological, chemical and biological changes they effect.

Core on Deck: Drilling into Earth's Past, Present ... and Future
NSF-funded researchers aboard the JOIDES Resolution discover underwater worlds and unlock geological mysteries as they drill into Earth's crust to examine huge sections of ocean sediment.

Harmful Algal Blooms: Back to Basics
NSF-supported scientists work to understand the underwater causes of harmful algal blooms, and, hopefully, to find a natural way to regulate them.

Climate Modelers Have ACCE in the Hole
Data-gathering floats in the Atlantic Ocean record measurements and send key information to a satellite, enabling climate modelers to make long-term global predictions.


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