Oceans and Atmosphere

Upper Ocean and Submesoscale Processes

Submesoscale processes are the eddies and similar interactions between currents and other bodies of water that occur at dimensions of less than 100 kilometers across. These often-chaotic energetic processes affect upper ocean dynamics, thermodynamics, and biogeochemistry.


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Centers, Labs, and Projects

Air Sea Interaction Lab
The primary area of research is air-sea interaction, including the topics of surface wave dynamics, air-sea fluxes, upper ocean turbulence, including Langmuir circulations, and the remote sensing of ocean surface phenomena using electromagnetic and acoustic techniques.
A long-term systematic observing system of the physical state of the global ocean.
CLIVAR and Carbon Hydrographic Office
Primary mission is to deliver the highest possible quality global CTD and hydrographic data to users.
Multiscale Ocean Dynamics (MOD)
A specialized team of oceanographers, engineers, and graduate students solving vexing problems in ocean physics and biology.  We develop, build, and deploy novel scientific instrumentation to observe the ocean in new ways.