Blog Posts Tagged "Why we're here"

What is the Indonesian Throughflow?

On our expeditions page, we wrote out our science objectives for coring along the western coast of Australia. Our focus, as the name suggests, of the expedition is to follow the history of the Indonesian Throughflow (ITF) and the Leeuwin Current to investigate topics like tectonics, climate change, and the development of ocean currents in this region.

So what are the ITF and the Leeuwin Current?