Month: November 2020

GOMO at the AGU Fall Meeting 2020

GOMO at the AGU Fall Meeting 2020 The American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting will take place virtually this year from December 1-17. GOMO Program Manager, Emily Smith, and Knauss Fellows Cheyenne Stienbarger and Ann-Christine Zinkann will be leading sessions below. GOMO’s 2020 Hollings Scholar Amanda O’Shaughnessy will be presenting a poster of her research on sea level planning, and …

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Late-Season Arctic Research Cruise Reveals Warm Ocean Temperatures, Active Ecosystem

Late-Season Arctic Research Cruise Reveals Warm Ocean Temperatures, Active Ecosystem “The water and air temperatures were warmer, and we had ecosystem activity that normally doesn’t occur late in the season,” said University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Professor Jacqueline Grebmeier, chief scientist on the research cruise and a national and international leader in Arctic research. This …

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2020 Ocean Observing System Report Card and OceanOPS 5-Year Strategic Plan Released

2020 Ocean Observing System Report Card and OceanOPS 5-Year Strategic Plan Released The 2020 Ocean Observing System Report Card has been released, providing an update on the status of the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS), including the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on ocean observations, the advances in observing measurements and initiatives, and the connection with vital services resulting from the …

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Hurricane Drifters Deployed Ahead of Epsilon

Hurricane Drifters Deployed Ahead of Epsilon On October 22, 2020 a C-130J of the US Air Force Reserve 53rd squadron “Hurricane Hunters” deployed 12 drifters ahead of Hurricane Epsilon northeast of Bermuda. The drifters, designed and built at Scripps’ Lagrangian Drifter Lab and funded by the Global Ocean Monitoring and Observing Program, are measuring directional …

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Adrift NTAS Buoy Successfully Recovered

Adrift NTAS Buoy Successfully Recovered On October 20, 2020, after a 450 mile drift lasting over 5 months, the Northwest Tropical Atlantic Station Mooring (NTAS, located at 15°N, 51°W, 5055 meter water depth) buoy and all of its subsurface instrumentation were successfully recovered. The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) science team was able to prepare the replacement …

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