OOMG Attends MABPOM Conference

Members of OOMG attended the Middle Atlantic Bight Physical Oceanography and Meteorology (MABPOM) conference at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in October 2018. This annual meeting discusses science of the U. S. east coast from the Gulf of Maine to the continental shelf south of Cape Hatteras, NC. OOMG members contributed to the conference this year with four presentations: Impact of Hurricane Florence…

Kenan Institute Renews Support of OOMG

Kenan Institute at NCSU logo

The Kenan Institute of Engineering, Technology, and Science (KIETS) at NC State University has generously continued their funding support of OOMG’s research on Dynamical Model Downscaling of Climate Change and Its Impacts on Marine Environmental Conditions Off North Carolina for a second year. This support leverages other funding on physical oceanographic processes around Cape Hatteras, NC and will enable OOMG to increase the resolution of fine-scale…

L. McGee named first Vembu Subramanian Ocean Scholar

OOMG Ph.D. student Laura McGee has won the first Vembu Subramanian Ocean Scholars award from the Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association (SECOORA). Laura will use the financial award to present her research as scientific meetings, network with other scientists, and disseminate her research results. She develops and uses cutting-edge data analysis techniques to investigate the role of hurricanes in air-sea CO2 flux….

Ruoying He Named Goodnight Innovation Distinguished Professor

Ruoying He with ocean model images

OOMG director Dr. Ruoying He was honored to be named a Goodnight Innovation Distinguished Professor this month. He received the honor for his contributions to oceanography and to NC State University’s College of Sciences.  Dr. He has been awarded numerous research grants for his work in oceanography, pursued strategic national and international collaborations, served on scientific and editorial boards, published widely, and mentored many students and…

OOMG attends Annual SECOORA Meeting

This week OOMG members Roy He, Joe Zambon, and Jennifer Warrillow attended the 2018 SECOORA Meeting in Charleston, SC.  Tuesday, Roy presented a talk on CNAPS model development, advances in data assimilation, and improving model resolution.  Roy was also presented with a gift as his tenure on the SECOORA board came to an end after 6 years. Wednesday, Joe gave a talk on his SECOORA…

OOMG at Ocean Sciences Meeting 2018

Members of OOMG attended the Ocean Sciences meeting in Portland, OR in February 2018. The professional conference was hosted by the American Geophysical Union, the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography, and The Oceanography Society. OOMG members were active at the conference, giving presentations, displaying posters, and serving on a town hall panel: Town Hall Panel: Ocean Observatories Initiative Facility Board…

CTDs Underway on the R/V Neil Armstrong

Station map for 1st cross-section in January 2018 PEACH cruise.

After the successful recovery and refurbishment of several bottom profilers, moorings, and surface buoys, the first transect of the PEACH (Processes Driving Exchange at Cape Hatteras; NSF Award: 1559476) cruise was undertaken this evening and into the early morning hours.  The transect spaced 7 stations along 60km of ocean from a few kilometers off of the NC Outer Banks to the continental shelf break.  To collect sub-surface data, scientists utilized shipboard CTD, the…

PEACH Cruise Underway

Dr. Joe Zambon and over a dozen scientists and PIs making up the PEACH (Processes Driving Exchange at Cape Hatteras; NSF Award #1559476) project departed the frozen waters of Woods Hole, MA on Monday morning (8-January) for Cape Hatteras onboard the R/V Neil Armstrong.  The first day of travel was difficult with high seas and crashing waves.  The anticipated transit time is 36 hours from Woods Hole, MA to…

Second PEACH Cruise Soon to be Underway

On Saturday, Dr. Joe Zambon arrived in New England to board the R/V Neil Armstrong for a journey down to offshore Cape Hatteras, NC.  The study is part of the PEACH, Processes Driving Exchange at Cape Hatteras, grant sponsored by NSF (Award: 1559476).  The next day will be spent mobilizing and retrofitting equipment onto the vessel for meteorological rawindsonde balloon deployments, a first…

Collaboration Between OOMG and Nagoya University

Dr. He visited Nagoya University in Japan in December 2017 to promote collaboration on western boundary current dynamics and prediction. Just as the U.S. is adjacent to the strong Atlantic Ocean western boundary current called the Gulf Stream, Japan abuts the Pacific Ocean’s Kuroshio Current (see the post on Why Western Boundary Currents Exist). Nagoya faculty Professor Joji Ishizaka, Associate Professor Hidenori Aiki,…