Francis Bringas

Francis Bringas, PhD.

Oceanographer, Physical Oceanography Division 

4301 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, Florida 33149

Francis Bringas is an Oceanographer at NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML) in the Physical Oceanography division. He works with the Hurricane Glider Project, the XBT Network, and Saildrone.

  1. Chiodi, A.M., H. Hristova, G.R. Foltz, J.A. Zhang, C.W. Mordy, C.R. Edwards, C. Zhang, C. Meinig, D. Zhang, E. Mazza, E.D. Cokelet, E.F. Burger, F. Bringas, G. Goni, H.-S. Kim, S. Chen, J. Trinanes, K. Bailey, K.M. O’Brien, M. Morales-Caez, N. Lawrence-Slavas, S.S. Chen, and X. Chen. Surface ocean warming near the core of Hurricane Sam and its representation in forecast models. Frontiers in Marine Science, 10:1297974, 2024
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  2. Good, S., B. Mills, T. Boyer, F. Bringas, G. Castelão, R. Cowley, G. Goni, V. Gouretski, and C.M. Domingues. Benchmarking of automatic quality control checks for ocean temperature profiles and recommendations for optimal sets. Frontiers in Marine Science, 9:1075510, 2023
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  3. Lumpkin, R., F. Bringas, G. Goni, and B. Qiu. Surface currents. In Chapter 3, State of the Climate in 2022. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 104(9):S177-S180, 2023
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Department of Commerce Gold Medal 2022

For the successful experimental application of uncrewed surface vehicles, i.e., saildrones, to observe conditions in Atlantic tropical cyclones.

Department of Commerce Bronze Medal 2021

For the successful coordination and operation of a “picket fence” of underwater gliders during the 2019 hurricane season for improved forecasting.

Department of Commerce Bronze Medal 2016

For contributions on the rapid and successful implementation of an array of underwater gliders geared towards Caribbean Sea and tropical Atlantic Ocean hurricane research and forecasts.

NOAA Administrator’s Award 2016

For developing and implementing an Iridium-based, real-time transmission system for oceanographic and meteorological observations from ships.