Climate Variability

SECOORA is devoted to sustaining observations and partnerships to understand climate variability and its effect on our oceans.

SECOORA focuses on Climate Variability initiatives by:

  • Supporting oceanographic moorings that incorporate carbon dioxide sensors as part of the NOAA Ocean Acidification Monitoring Program
  • Continuing the dialogue for ocean acidification through SOCAN
  • Sustaining continuous ocean observing datasets
  • Creating tools that visualize historical and real time datasets

Observations, Tools and Projects

Below are examples of the SECOORA supported information related to Climate Variability. Note most observations and tools funded apply to multiple themes.

SECOORA Climatology

The tool allows users to view and analyze trends in temperature and salinity in both time and space. A key feature of this application is the ability to access historical temperature and salinity data from select SECOORA buoys and model results.

The climatology tool supports Climate Variability by:

  • Visualizing historical temperatures and salinity datasets

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Southeast Ocean and Coastal Acidification Network

SECOORA and NOAA formed SOCAN to bring experts and industry members together to identify the research needs related to Ocean Acidification (OA).

SOCAN supports the Climate Variability theme by:

  • Enhancing collaborations and communications throughout the region about OA regional drivers

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In-Situ Stations

SECOORA funds many in-situ stations in the Southeast U.S. These technologies – buoys, metrological and coastal stations – support Climate Variability by:

  • Sustaining a continuous ocean observing data set
  • Measuring parameters, such as carbon dioxide and pH, that help study ocean acidification

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SECOORA Data Portal

Over 4,000 datasets and 75 million observations are accessible through the SECOORA Data Portal. Use the tool to explore, download, and visualize ocean and coastal data and models in the Southeast U.S.

The portal supports Climate Variability by:

  • Visualizing data from multiple sources
  • Providing an expansive data catalog featuring reliable, quality controlled datasets

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