Top Stories of 2022

NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML) is celebrating New Years with a look back at some of our top stories from 2022!

Physical Oceanography Division (PhOD)

First South Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation Project Cruise in Three Years!

The SAM project seeks to capture the daily variability of key components of the Meridional Overturning Circulation in the under-sampled South Atlantic Ocean. Due to the pandemic, this was the first cruise for the SAM project since June 2019, meaning there were no recoveries or deployments of moorings, and no acoustic data downloads for over three years!

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Ocean Chemistry and Ecosystems Division (OCED)

Coral Rescue near Miami Beach!

In July of 2022, a team of coral researchers from NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic & Meteorological Laboratory and the University of Miami rescued 43 coral colonies after a sea wall collapsed at Star Island, near Miami Beach!

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Hurricane Research Division (HRD)

Progress in hurricane forecasting since Hurricane Andrew struck South Florida 30 years ago!

Since Hurricane Andrew in 1992, AOML hurricane researchers have made great strides to advance hurricane prediction through improved observations, forecast models, and analyses.

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Office of the Director (OD)

Celebrating Women’s Equality Day!

At NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML), we are extremely lucky to have many amazing women at the forefront of our science. For Women’s Equality Day, we spoke with some of our lab’s female leaders to learn more about their experiences and challenges, and to hear their valuable advice.

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AOML’s top stories from 2022 highlight a small portion of the ground breaking research happening at the laboratory. Stay tuned for more exciting research findings from AOML in 2023!