Fiamma Straneo

Oceans and Atmosphere

I study the high latitude North Atlantic and Arctic Oceans and their interaction with the Greenland Ice Sheet, sea-ice, the atmosphere, and the lower latitudes. Areas of expertise include ice sheet/ocean interactions, dense water formation, arctic/subarctic heat and salt exchanges and the overturning circulation. Much of my research involves obtaining and interpreting data from challenging polar environments using different platforms that include icebreakers, fishing vessels, helicopters, snowmobiles and autonomous surface and underwater vehicles.