News Picks : China to launch five-year ocean study
19 February 2014
Nature: In April, China plans to launch the Western Pacific Ocean System project, which will involve the deployment of a series of ships and subsurface mooring arrays off the east coasts of the Philippines and Indonesia. Over the next five years, Chinese marine scientists will study Pacific currents, climate, and ecosystems. The data gathered should prove valuable not only to oceanographers but also to climate modelers, who have been studying trade winds over the eastern Pacific Ocean and their cooling effect on Earth’s global average air temperature.