The Physical Oceanography Division (PhOD) is a part of the Atlantic Oceanographic and
Meteorological Laboratory (AOML) together with the Ocean Chemistry and Hurricane Research
Divisions. The Physical Oceanography Division carries out interdisciplinary scientific
investigations of the physics of ocean currents and water properties, and on the role
of the ocean in extreme weather events, and ecosystems. The tools used to carry out
these studies range from sensors on deep ocean moorings to satellite-based instruments
to measurements made on research and commercial shipping vessels and autonomous vehicles,
and include data analysis and numerical modeling as well as theoretical approaches.
about ways in which divisional work and projects benefit society.