New type of drifter released: the Directional Wave Spectra Drifter 25 April 2017

New type of drifter released: the Directional Wave Spectra Drifter

The Lagrangian Drifter Laboratory at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography is releasing a new type of drifter that will fill a unique role in the Global Ocean Observing System and in satellite validation and weather prediction.

Combined with standard observations, underwater gliders lead to improved hurricane forecasts 13 April 2017

Combined with standard observations, underwater gliders lead to improved hurricane forecasts

Showing the value of ocean underwater glider data used to forecast Hurricane Gonzalo in 2014, a CPO-supported study highlights the impact of gliders to improve hurricane intensity forecasts.

Two decades of buoys observations in the Pacific 13 April 2017

Two decades of buoys observations in the Pacific

<p>In a paper published on the Journal of Climate, Chiodi (University of Washington) and Harrison (PMEL) analyze the value of wind stress information from the TAO/TRITON array, which has been deployed for over two decades. </p>

A climatology of the California Current System from a network of underwater gliders 12 April 2017

A climatology of the California Current System from a network of underwater gliders

<p> The California Current is a highly productive eastern boundary current that supports a diverse array of economically important marine wildlife and fisheries.</p>

Enhanced ocean boundary later observations on NDBC TAO moorings 27 February 2017

Enhanced ocean boundary later observations on NDBC TAO moorings

An important pilot study will provide data for improving observations in the Tropical Pacific.

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