VAST Lecture 1 Rationale for Studying the Ocean

Understanding the Planetary Life Support System: 
Next Generation Science in the Ocean Basins

PART I:  Rationale for Studying the Ocean

VAST Program Lecture with John Delaney (University of Washington)

In this 41-minute lecture, Dr. John Delaney provides an overview of the importance of studying the ocean's volume through time.  Some of the dynamic processes that will be examined with the construction of a cabled ocean observatory are also discussed.

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