SECOORA gliders are capturing water column information ahead of Tropical Storm Jerry as he moves closer to the US. Data from gliders allows forecasters and scientists to improve predictions of the storm’s potential intensity.
The fleet is collecting water temperature and salinity measurements throughout the water column. Every 4 hours they transmit data back to land via satellite. This data helps scientist and forecasters identify how hurricanes mix sub-surface and surface waters.
NC State University supplies daily CNAPS model output of surface currents. This model output provides context, such as the location of the Gulf Stream and Gulf Stream eddies, for the glider observations (pictured above).
Listen to the Weather Geeks podcast, What Flies Beneath: How Underwater Gliders Can Improve Hurricane Forecasts, to learn more!
Webinar: Developing low-cost and open-source technologies for smart coastal communities
Join us Thursday, February 22nd at 12 PM ET for SECOORA's Coastal Observing in Your Community Webinar Series! Our speaker this month is Dr. Phil Bresnahan from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
SECOORA Request for Quotes: Operate Nationwide Coastal Web Camera Network
SECOORA is soliciting proposals focused on installing, maintaining, and operating web cameras to scale from a regional to a national network of coastal web cameras (WebCOOS).
Meet the Winner of the 2023 SECOORA Data Challenge
Kaylee Mooney, a graduate student from Florida Gulf Coast University, is the winner of the SECOORA Data Challenge for her proposal Implementing Vulnerability into Historic Hurricane Normalizations.