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Gliding Through an Ocean of Data
Photograph by Peter Essick

Woods Hole researcher John Lund stands next to a Slocum glider—the ocean equivalent of the Mars rover. Armed with instruments that collect an array of ocean data, these autonomous underwater vehicles slowly rise and fall through the depths for weeks at a time, transmitting data and receiving instructions via satellite connection with scientists on land or ships. The data they collect may soon help researchers understand the pivotal role oceans play in global climate change.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Canon EOS 1V
Film Type: Fujichrome Provia 100
Lens: 17-35mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/8 @ f/11
Weather Conditions: Indoors
Time of Day: Unrecorded
Lighting Techniques: Flash and tungsten lights


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