Buoys Help Avert Whale-Ship Collisions : Image

WHOI Senior Scientist Mark Grosenbaugh and his graduate students have developed a computer program that can simulate the forces that can act on moorings—buoyancy, gravity, currents, waves, drag, and so on. “I build a numerical mooring, stick it in a numerical ocean, and calculate all the forces on each of the components,” he said. (Photo by Tom Kleindinst, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)