Ocean Exploration Accomplishments of Vessels Falkor and Okeanos Explorer in the Marianas Region: High Resolution Bathymetry Mapping and ROV Dives
CAPSTONE: 2015 Hohonu Moana: Exploring Deep Waters off Hawaiʻi Bathymetry and Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) dive locations from four NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer cruises Map created by NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER). Background data Source: Esri, DigitalGlobe, GeoEye, Earthstar Geographics, CNES/Airbus DS, USDA, USGS, AEX, Getmapping, Aerogrid, IGN, IGP, swisstopo, and the … Continued
Sophia Brumer is a PhD candidate in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University. She joined the air-sea interaction group led by Dr. Christopher Zappa at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory after graduating from Southampton University with a MSci in Physical Oceanography in 2011. Her research revolves around boundary layer turbulence, surface waves … Continued
At the time I’m writing this blog post, Research Vessel Falkor has set off from Vietnam and we are now in the middle of the South China Sea. I stood on the top deck this morning as the sun came up and marveled at the utter uniformity of the solid horizon line that completely encircled … Continued
Urschel, M., Moyer, C., Glazer, B., and Rogers, K. (2016). Cryptic Anaerobic Metabolisms in the Deep Subsurface. Oral Presentation, Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations Annual All-hands Meeting, Monterey, CA, USA.
Streich, M.K., Wetz, J.J., Ajemian, M.J., and G.W. Stunz. (2016). Relative Abundance, Age, and Growth of Red Snapper: A Comparison between Artificial and Natural Habitats in the Western Gulf of Mexico. Oral Presentation, Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, Wheeling, WV, USA.
Ajemian, M. J., Wetz, J. J., Brewton, R. A., Streich, M. K., Downey, C.H., and G.W. Stunz. (2016), Relative Value of Rigs-to-Reefs Habitats to Red Snapper (Lutjanus campechanus) Stock Building in the Western Gulf of Mexico. Oral Presentation, Benthic Ecology Meeting, Portland, ME, USA.
Smith, S.R., Lopez, N., and Bourassa, M.A. (2016), SAMOS Air-sea Fluxes: 2015-2014. Geoscience Data Journal, 3:9-19. doi: 10.1002/gdj3.34 [This publicatoin is OPEN ACCESS through a Creative Commons License.] This along-ship-track air-sea flux product, which will have wide applications in the satellite and ocean modeling communities, includes data collected by R/V Falkor.
Freeman, E., et. al. (2016), ICOADS Release 3.0: A Major Update to the Historical Marine Climate Record. International Journal of Climatology. doi:10.1002/joc.4775 [This publication is OPEN ACCESS via a Creative Commons License.] The most recent release of the complete marine climate database, which is used worldwide for research applications and numerical modeling, contains data collected by … Continued
“Nothing lasts long under the same form. I have seen what once was solid earth changed into sea, and lands created out of what once was ocean.” -Ovid, Metamorphoses After two days of wildly disorienting travel, I arrived on R/V Falkor and immediately began exploring. In addition to meeting people and getting a feel for … Continued