James Hooper

James “Jay” Hooper,

Senior Research Associate II (University of Miami/CIMAS), Physical Oceanography Division

4301 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, Florida 33149

Jay Hooper is an oceanographer with 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.

Current Work

Western Boundary Time Series (WBTS)

Gulf of Mexico Ecosystems and Carbon (GOMEC)

Global Ocean Ship-Based Hydrographic Investigations Program (GO-SHIP)

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2011, M.S. Physical Oceanography, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

2005, B.S. Physics (Mathematics Minor), Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

  1. Hooper, J.A., M.O. Baringer, and R.H. Smith. Hydrographic measurements collected in 2020 during Western Boundary Time Series cruises in the Florida Current aboard the R/V Walton Smith (FC2002, FC2012, FC2012B). NOAA Data Report, OAR-AOML-84, 116 pp., https://doi.org/10.25923/yhq6-rg24 2022
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  2. Hooper, J.A., M.O. Baringer, and R.H. Smith. Hydrographic measurements collected in 2018 during Western Boundary Time Series cruises in the Florida Current aboard the R/V F.G. Walton Smith and R/V Savannah (FC1804, FC1806, FC1809, FC1810). NOAA Data Report, OAR-AOML-82, 144 pp., https://doi.org/10.25923/g23r-a516 2021
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  3. Hooper, J.A., M.O. Baringer, and R.H. Smith. Hydrographic measurements collected in 2019 during Western Boundary Time Series cruises in the Florida Current aboard the R/V F.G. Walton Smith (FC1902, FC1904, FC1906, FC1907, FC1910). NOAA Data Report, OAR-AOML-83, 182 pp., https://doi.org/10.25923/q7q7-dj80 2021
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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.