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Director Kevin Speer and the DIMES collaboration in the news
"...To complement the tracer data, Kevin Speer, professor of oceanography at Florida State University, deploys floats along the path of the tracer, which provide information about the spreading rates by ocean eddies.
"...[T]he DIMES researchers hope that their data on ocean mixing provide the missing ingredients to ocean climate models, which can then be used to understand past climates, as well as improve projections about the future. "The biggest climate change signal is the change over the past one to three million years," says Speer, "so if you can't get that right, you can't get the future right. And some of that understanding depends on what we find in the DIMES experiment."