AOML oceanographers are participating in a joint research cruise to study the Meridional Overturning Circulation onboard the R/V Endeavor during October 3-20. The team will sail from Fort Lauderdale, FL to collect roughly 55 full-depth conductivity-temperature-depth (CTD) profiles in the Florida Current and the Deep Western Boundary Current east of the Bahamas. The scientists will also work with their partners from the University of Miami to recover, redeploy, and maintain three tall moorings and nine smaller moored instruments during this cruise in support of the NOAA Western Boundary Time Series project and its partner National Science Foundation project.
Photo credit: NOAA
- An AOML scientist (right) explains to one of the university students participating in the cruise how data is acoustically downloaded from one of the NOAA subsurface moored instruments. Image credit: NOAA
- An image of the R/V Endeavor, the vessel being used for the joint NOAA & NSF research cruise, the night before sailing. Photo credit: NOAA
- AOML scientists collect water samples and acoustic Doppler current profiler data from the CTD package after recovery. Image credit: NOAA
- AOML scientists work with members of the ships’ crew to recover the CTD rosette at the end of a 3 hour hydrographic cast. Image credit: NOAA