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Study Investigates Influence of Hurricanes on Ocean Surface Currents

May 4, 2017

(GoMRI) May 4, 2017 Scientists used GPS data collected from ocean drifters during Hurricane Isaac with a coupled atmosphere-wave-ocean model to better understand how hurricanes affect upper ocean circulation. The researchers found that hurricane-induced Stokes drift (wind-wave-driven water mass transport) created a cyclonic rotational flow to the storm’s left and an anticyclonic rotational flow to […]

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University of Miami Continues to Rely on SPOT for Oceanic Flow Study in the Gulf of Mexico

April 11, 2017

April 11, 2017 Covington, LA, April 11, 2017- Globalstar (NYSE MKT: GSAT) announced today that the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (UM) will be deploying 550 SPOT Trace satellite trackers in its continued research expedition with the Consortium for Advanced Research on Transport of Hydrocarbon in the Environment (CARTHE), which […]

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Study Quantifies Influence of Data Input on Confidence in Loop Current Forecasts

(GoMRI) April 11, 2017 Researchers described in a recent study a surrogate-based technique to quantify the uncertainty in forecasting the oceanic circulation. The authors focused on the time period during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill when an extended Loop Current increased the risk of carrying the oil slick towards the eastern seaboard of the U.S. […]

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Study Characterizes River Plume Mixing Processes in Coastal Waters

March 7, 2017

(GoMRI) March 7, 2017 Scientists assessed the behavior of a Florida river plume to determine how it might influence the transport and dispersion of surface oil near coastal regions. The researchers found that the near-surface measurements of dissipation at the front’s bounding edge were four orders of magnitude larger than the environment beneath. Frontal processes […]

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