National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory

Physical Oceanography Division



Exciting early success from ABIISS deep ocean test

One of the major challenges facing the oceanographic community is the difficulty in maintaining long-term ocean measurement systems in an era of reduced research vessel availability. Full story>>


Underwater Glider Retrieved After Successful Third Mission

On November 16th-18th, AOML physical oceanographers partnered with the University of Puerto Rico to successfully recover two  underwater gliders  from the Caribbean Sea aboard the R/V  La Sultana  of the University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez. Full story>>


AOML engineer leads crucial mooring turn-around during South Atlantic research cruise

Mr. Ulises Rivero, the chief engineer in AOML's Physical Oceanography Division Instrumentation Group, joined with partners from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, on a recent cruise to recover, refurbish, and redeploy a crucial moored instrument in the NOAA-funded Southwest Atlantic MOC (“SAM”) array at 34.5S in the South Atlantic. Full story>>


100th successful dropsonde cruise for the Western Boundary Time Series project

On October 15, 2015, the scientists, technicians and engineers involved in the PhOD Western Boundary Time Series (WBTS) project completed the 100th successful dropsonde cruise in the Florida Current since the project began in the year 2000. Full story>>


Data Buoy Cooperation Panel in Geneva, Switzerland, October 19-23, 2015

Dr. Rick Lumpkin, Mayra Pazos, Erik Valdes and Shaun Dolk attended the Data Buoy Cooperation Panel in Geneva, Switzerland, October 19-23, 2015. Full story>>


Automatic Shortwave Radiometer Cleaner

The Prediction and Research Array in the Tropical Atlantic (PIRATA) consists of 18 moorings spanning the tropical Atlantic Ocean. Several of the moorings are directly downwind from the Sahara and Sahel regions of Africa, which together represent the largest source of mineral dust on the planet. Full story>>

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