Ruth Curry is a physical oceanographer at BIOS (formerly at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution) who runs the autonomous underwater glider program (Mid Atlantic Glider Initiative and Collaboration, or MAGIC) and is a Principal Investigator for the NSF-sponsored Oleander Project. She has been measuring ocean circulation and water mass properties since 1983, identifying changes that are occurring and their role in the global climate system. A particular focus of her research has been on ocean salinity distributions, shifts in the global fresh water balance, and how these affect the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (AMOC). Her present field programs utilize autonomous gliders and sensors to investigate nutrient and carbon cycling in the Sargasso Sea, and instrumentation installed on the commercial container vessel Oleander to measure ocean currents and temperature between Bermuda and New Jersey on a weekly basis.
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