2017 | Canada | Animation,Documentary

The Ocean Takes a Deep Breath

  • English, French 4 mins
  • Director | Saskia Madlener

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The Labrador Sea in the North Atlantic is one of the few places on the planet where water sinks deep into the ocean, carrying gases like oxygen and carbon dioxide to depths where they can be used by critters or sequestered for decades to centuries. Ventilations Interactions and Transports Across the Labrador Sea (VITALS) is a concerted research effort that combines new observations and modelling to determine what controls the exchange of these gases and how they are linked to and interact with the climate system. This short animation shows just how the ocean connects with the atmosphere and the role of this deep breathing in regulating climate, and the innovative tools scientists use to understand this complex physical phenomenon in the Labrador Sea.

Video funded by the Memorial University of Newfoundland and the University of Alberta Produced by 77 th Paralllel Productions & Amanda Kowalski Photography Animation by Blue Seat Studios Research funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

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