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Takashi Kikuchi with the Japanese Marine Science and Technology Center
readies the buoy known as a compact arctic drifter that was deployed for the
center. Installed upright into a hole drilled into the ice, the drifter
measures temperatures, salinity and currents in the ocean below as well as
temperatures, pressure and wind velocity above the ice.
Photo credit: Post Naval Graduate School

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