In the News
Ocean El Niño monitor gets an upgrade
Revamped tropical Pacific buoys could aid atmospheric river forecasts. Billy Kessler is quoted and disucssed TPOS2020.
Real-Time Data from NOAA PMEL Ocean Climate Station Moorings
Ocean moorings can help with more than publishing research papers – real-time moorings can provide useful data for short-term regional storm forecasting, as was the case with a Pacific Marine Environmental Lab’s (PMEL) Kuroshio Extension Observatory (KEO) Mooring when Typhoon Choi-Wan passed by. A case study by SeaBird on real time data from PME's Ocean Climate Stations.
New method gives first global picture of mutual predictability of atmosphere and ocean
University of Maryland (UMD) scientists have carried out a novel statistical analysis to determine for the first time a global picture of how the ocean helps predict the low-level atmosphere and vice versa. Samantha Wills is quoted.
Saildrones go where humans can’t — or don’t want to — to study the world’s oceans
NEAH BAY, Clallam County — As the crew of a Makah tribal salmon boat unloaded their catch like generations of fishermen before them, scientists at the other end of the pier in this small coastal community were wrangling more futuristic cargo. Chris Meinig is quoted and the Arctic and TPOS Saildrone missions are referenced.
The captainless research vessel
The regular patrons of the White Shark Café have had some company lately. In March, two autonomous robots, called Saildrones, departed from California en route to the “Café,” a mysterious stretch of water in the middle of the Pacific Ocean where the sharks are known to congregate. Jessica Cross and Meghan Cronin are quoted.