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University of Hawaii researchers are the first to track freshwater plumes rising from the ocean floor

  • COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII
                                Dallas Sherman, left, Eric Attias and Jake Perez check equipment while conducting research in the waters off West Hawaii.

    COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII

    Dallas Sherman, left, Eric Attias and Jake Perez check equipment while conducting research in the waters off West Hawaii.

  • COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII
                                The researchers, among other things, were imaging freshwater plumes, a scientific first. The scientists cruised the waters towing an electromagnetic imaging system to map out the plumes.

    COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII

    The researchers, among other things, were imaging freshwater plumes, a scientific first. The scientists cruised the waters towing an electromagnetic imaging system to map out the plumes.

  • COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII
                                Researchers Brendan Hunter, left, Jason Magalen, Dallas Sherman and Khaira Ismail tow electromagnetic imaging technology that mapped out freshwater plumes in the ocean for the first time.

    COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII

    Researchers Brendan Hunter, left, Jason Magalen, Dallas Sherman and Khaira Ismail tow electromagnetic imaging technology that mapped out freshwater plumes in the ocean for the first time.

University of Hawaii at Manoa scientists have figured out how to detect and image underwater freshwater plumes rising from the ocean floor, a scientific first that could have wide-ranging implications for oceanography, hydrology and the study of sea life in coastal waters. Read more

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