By Chris Wood and Alanna AbramsonPublished September 04, 2018 09:04:18It’s been a busy couple of weeks for Arctic scientists working on the ocean floor, as they have been asked to be on call for up to three hours at a time, and for the most part, to keep tabs on what is happening in the vast sea floor.
Arctic sea ice has dropped to its lowest extent since record-keeping began in 1979.
Scientists have been working to maintain this drop in sea ice, as well as track changes to ocean currents, to see how the meltwater will affect the ocean ecosystem.
In the past week alone, a team of scientists has been working on two subsea subduction zones that are located just offshore of Greenland.
These subduction zone areas are deep, shallow, and wide-open oceanic trenches.
The subduction of the Greenland ice sheet in the past several decades has created huge changes to the ocean, including the formation of large icebergs that are breaking up and melting.
Icebergs can cause tsunamis that can travel as far as 700 kilometers.
The subduction is also the source of the current of the Arctic Ocean.
The team working on these subduction areas has been called in to monitor the subduction in real time, as sea ice falls and ice shelves break away from the seafloor.
The team is expected to make observations in this subduction area for several weeks, in order to get a sense of how the ice is behaving.
It’s all part of what is called the ‘subduction zone observation program’ or SHOP, which began in March and is still underway.
This program has helped scientists to understand how the sea floor responds to the changing climate and how this change is impacting ocean circulation patterns.
Shopping the sea surface and determining how it responds to a changing climate is a critical aspect of the SHOP program, which aims to improve ocean science research and provide an opportunity for oceanographers to engage with the public.
ShoppingThe SHOP team also has a number of other programs.
One of these is a special ‘water survey’ that uses GPS devices to help track the movement of water along the seafloors.
These devices have been used in many studies of the subducting of the West Antarctic ice sheet.
Shoreline-breaking ice from the subsea trench has been found off the coast of California, and a number other scientists have also been exploring the ocean depths for ice in recent years.
There is also a program to study how subduction will affect global water circulation patterns and to monitor sea surface temperature.
For many of the scientists involved, the SHOPS program is their main source of income.
In March, NOAA Fisheries began accepting applications for the SHIPS program.
The program will require applicants to work with scientists from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the U