Project and/or Data Web Sites Created by Members of the WHOI Department of Physical Oceanography
A current meter mooring was deployed on October 25, 2006 through the frozen surface ice of the Ross Sea in support of the ANtarctic geologic DRILLing (ANDRILL) project by David Harwood (University of Nebraska), Richard Limeburner (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution) and Peter Webb (Ohio State University).
The first moored real-time observations of velocity and water properties from a mooring deployed through the Ross Ice Shelf (RIS) at the ANDRILL Coulman High (CH) drill sites and also presents real-time data observations.
The Argo observational network consists of a fleet of 3000+ profiling autonomous floats deployed by about a dozen teams worldwide.
The study ocean circulation, explore the relationships between physics and biology, and develop new observational tools and techniques.
The Canadian Basin with its Beaufort Gyre (BG) contains about 45,000 km3 of fresh water (Aagaard and Carmack, 1989).
HydroBase is a tool for climatological analysis of oceanographic properties
Recent studies indicate that the Arctic may be both a sensitive indicator and an active agent of climate variability and change.
Located on the continental slope south of New England (near 40ºN, 70ºW) Line W is one component of a long-term climate observing system focused on the deep limb of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (MOC).
Modeling the Liquid Jungle: Biological-Physical Interactions in Isla Canales de Tierra and nearby Bahia Honda Bay, Panama
Liquid Jungle Laboratory (LJL) water properties and modelling.
Moored measurements of velocity, pressure, temperature and conductivity (salinity) were made on a bottom tripod located at a depth of 26m approximately half way between Nobska Point, Woods Hole and West Chop, Martha’s Vineyard on five deployments during 2004 to 2007.
The OAFlux project is an ongoing research and development project for global air-sea fluxes.
Palmer Antarctic LTER seeks to understand the structure and function of the Antarctic marine and terrestrial ecosystem in the context of physical forcing by seasonal to interannual variability in atmospheric and sea ice dynamics, including forcing by long-term climate change.
The purpose of the float DAC was to create a consolidated float data set usable by scientists for statistical studies and incorporation into ocean models.
We are deploying an array of three bottom pressure/temperature/conductivity (PTC) instruments every 6 months at Jeddah (JP), Thuwal (TP) and Rabigh (RP) along the Saudi Arabian coast near the KAUST study site. (user: pressure / pw: ptc)
We are deploying Davis-type satellite-tracked surface drifters in the Red Sea during the semi-annual large-scale and small-scale KAUST hydrographic cruises for three years 2010-2012 to investigate the near-surface Lagrangian currents in the Red Sea.
Ocean Mixing Studies
The thermodynamic properties of the ocean, such as temperature, salinity, and buoyancy, and dynamic properties, such as momentum, energy, and vorticity, are governed by numerous hydrodynamic processes.
The SeaSoar Lab focuses on measuring hydrographic properties with high spatial resolution in the upper few hundred meters of the ocean.
The Northeast Peak field program studied frontal exchange processes over the eastern flank of Georges Bank and the exchange of water from Browns Bank to Georges Bank.
U.S. GLOBEC: Long-term ADCP, Moored, and Lagrangian Measurements and Analysis as part of Georges Bank Study
The data available here are intended for scholarly use by the academic and scientific community, with the express understanding that any such use will properly acknowledge the originating investigator.
The primary focus of the Upper Ocean Processes Group is the study of physical processes in the upper ocean and at the air-sea interface using moored surface buoys equipped with meteorological and oceanographic sensors.
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BCO-DMO manages and serves oceanographic biogeochemical, ecological, and companion physical data and information developed in the course of scientific research.
The Library is internationally recognized as defining current trends and practices in marine information sciences and bioinformatics.
The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution has built the Martha's Vineyard Coastal Observatory (MVCO) near South Beach in Edgartown, Massachusetts.
Access to and quality assessment of routine underway data collected by all oceanographic research vessels is a challenge for todays oceanographer.
The WHOI Ship DataGrabber system provides the oceanographic community on-line access to underway ship data collected on the R/V Atlantis, Knorr, Oceanus, and Tioga.