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Final 2018 Flight Campaign of the Arctic Heat Open Science Experiment


Seasonally ice-covered marginal seas are among the most difficult regions in the Arctic to study. The scarcity of observing systems in these areas also hinders forecast services in the region and is a major contributor to large uncertainties in modeling and related climate projections.

Photograph of NOAA Twin Otter Plane and a deployed Airborne eXpendable Current Profiler over the Chukchi Sea

Deployment of an Airborne eXpendable Current Profilers (AXCP) from the NOAA Twin Otter during the 2018 Arctic Heat flight campaigns over the Chukchi Sea  (Photo Credit: Kevin Wood).


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