Physical Oceanography Division
The Physical Oceanography Division (PHOD) carries out interdisciplinary scientific investigations of the physics of ocean currents and water properties, and on the role of the ocean in climate, weather, and ecosystems..
Featured Publication
A new study in GRL explores why the Atlantic Ocean has warmed substantially more than any other ocean basin since the 1950s. The study highlights the important contribution of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation in the South Atlantic in enhancing the warming of the Atlantic Ocean.
Meet Our Scientists & Staff
Have you ever wanted to interview a NOAA scientist and learn about their job and why they chose a career with NOAA? Browse our new collection of video interviews and meet the scientists and staff of AOML.
Deep Water Horizon Response
Methods developed by AOML scientists provide real-time monitoring of upper ocean conditions in the Gulf of Mexico. Browse this site to discover hydrographic and remote sensing observations in the gulf region.
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