Month: January 2020

Hurricane Lorenzo Passes Directly Over PIRATA Mooring

Hurricane Lorenzo Passes Directly Over PIRATA Mooring On Thursday, September 26, 2019, Hurricane Lorenzo tracked directly over the PIRATA T-Flex mooring at 15°N, 38°W. Despite the direct hit, the mooring remains in position and continues to transmit high-quality, high-resolution data in real-time. Refer to the image which shows the approximate location of the PIRATA mooring …

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USCG Healy Returns from Distributed Biological Observatory Arctic Cruise

USCG Healy Returns from Distributed Biological Observatory Arctic Cruise On Friday, August 23, the USCGC Healy returned to Nome, AK after 22 days-at-sea performing 24 hour science operations in support of the DBO/NCIS project. Read more about the Distributed Biological Observatory (DBO) here.  Before departing, Arctic Research Program PI, Jackie Grebmeier, delivered a public talk on the DBO …

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Hurricane Gliders Launched in the Gulf Stream

Hurricane Gliders Launched in the Gulf Stream Two hurricane gliders are making their way up the Gulf Stream to measure heat content to help forecast tropical storms and hurricanes. One glider was released on July 24th from Miami, FL and the other is expected to deploy in September. These deployments are part of a new …

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8 Ways to Visualize Argo Data

8 Ways to Visualize Argo Data The international Argo Program held its 20th Data Management Meeting October 13-18, 2019 in Villefranche-sur-mer, France. The Argo Data Management Team Meeting is a time for the data managers who contribute to Argo to come together and discuss technical matters pertaining to the Argo data stream. For the first time, this …

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Drifting Buoys Help Scientists Study Waves in the Gulf Stream

Drifting Buoys Help Scientists Study Waves in the Gulf Stream On Saturday, December 14, 2019, two drifting buoys were deployed off OceanX’s Alucia ship in Miami to follow the Gulf Stream and track important ocean health and maritime safety conditions. Three more drifters are set to be deployed off the 184 foot research vessel over the next …

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#WomenofNOAA Spotlight on Program Manager Emily Smith

#WomenofNOAA Spotlight on Program Manager Emily Smith Program Manager Emily Smith recently returned from the Women in Sciences Leadership Workshop. In its second year, this workshop doubled in size, with over 100 participants! Emily has been at the helm as a founder and champion of women in sciences. She also organized an event at OceanObs’19, Breaking Waves, Breaking …

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NOAA Research Awards $3 Million for Biogeochemical Argo Float Research

NOAA Research Awards $3 Million for Biogeochemical Argo Float Research Four new research projects are giving a boost to NOAA’s ability to measure, track and forecast ocean acidification, warming and other important ocean health indicators. NOAA Research’s Ocean Observing and Monitoring Division has awarded $3 million in funding for projects that will expand the ability …

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Successful Deployment of KEO Ocean Climate Station

Successful Deployment of KEO Ocean Climate Station September 24 – 29, 2019: Pacific Marine Environmental Lab (PMEL) and partners aboard the Kaiyo Maru #1 successfully completed the Kuroshio Extension Observatory (KEO) mooring turnaround cruise during typhoon season. The cruise began later than expected after facing delays due to typhoon Tapah. Sandwiched between weather systems, the KEO mooring was …

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Pensacola Tide Gauge Station Upgraded with New Sensors

Pensacola Tide Gauge Station Upgraded with New Sensors The tide gauge station in Pensacola, Florida has successfully been upgraded to include Continuous Global Navigation Satellite Systems (cGNSS) sensors. This upgrade is part of a larger upgrade plan for all US based Global Sea Level Observing System (GLOSS) tide gauge stations. The new cGNSS sensors allow for tide gauges …

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