James “Jay” Hooper,
Senior Research Associate II (University of Miami/CIMAS), Physical Oceanography Division
4301 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, Florida 33149
James “Jay” Hooper is an oceanographer with the University of Miami’s Cooperative Institute of Marine and Atmospheric Science (CIMAS) and AOML’s Physical Oceanography Division (PhOD). His work involves participating on Western Boundary Time Series (WBTS), Gulf of Mexico Ecosystems and Carbon (GOMEC), and Global Ocean Ship-Based Hydrographic Investigations Program (GO-SHIP) projects. His interests include processing and calibrating CTD data for the WBTS and GOMEC projects and running salinity samples for GO-SHIP.
2011, M.S. Physical Oceanography, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
2005, B.S. Physics (Mathematics Minor), Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
- Hooper, J.A., M.O. Baringer, and R.H. Smith. Hydrographic measurements collected aboard the NOAA Ship Ronald H Brown, 3-18 December 2019: Western Boundary Time Series cruise AB1912 (RB1907). NOAA Data Report, OAR-AOML-86, 207 pp., https://doi.org/10.25923/pqzf-fb12 2023
- Hooper, J.A., M.O. Baringer, and R.H. Smith. Hydrographic measurements collected in 2021 during Western Boundary Time Series cruises in the Florida Current aboard the UNOLS Ship R/V F.G. Walton Smith (FC2104, FC2105). NOAA Data Report, OAR-AOML-87, 84 pp., https://doi.org/10.25923/remh-dz79 2023
- Chomiak, L.N., I. Yashayaev, D.L. Volkov, C. Schmid, and J.A. Hooper. Inferring advective timescales and overturning pathways of the Deep Western Boundary Current in the North Atlantic through Labrador Sea Water advection. Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, 127(12):e2022JC018892, https://doi.org/10.1029/2022JC018892 2022
Ocean Observing Team Award (RAPID-MOCHA-WBTS 26°N Team) 2020
For significantly improving our understanding of Atlantic circulation with a breakthrough in observing system design, providing continuous, cost-effective measurements.
NOAA Employee/Team Member of the Week Award: COVID-19 Response April 30th, 2020
For collecting basinwide, underway samples and measurements, as well as deploying floats and drifters, across the Atlantic after being ordered to return immediately to the United States. Their creativity and perseverance resulted in a cross-basin, multi-disciplinary set of samples, supporting critical NOAA research and the deployment of long-term observing platforms that will provide data for years to come.