NREL Completes Validation Study of RU-WRF Model

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently completed an independent validation study of the performance of the RUCOOL real-time weather model (RU-WRF) that is used for wind resource assessment work. Their study evaluated the input data and parameters used by the RU-WRF model, including RUCOOL’s innovative Coldest Dark Pixel sea...

Gliding Into the Future of Ocean Acidification Observing

The technology used to observe ocean acidification - the shift in ocean chemistry driven by an increase in the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere due to the burning of fossil fuels and other human activities - has followed the same trend of innovation and scaling as computer technology....

30 Years of Antarctic Ecological Research

The Palmer Station Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) program is focused on conducting a long term study on the warming West Antarctica Peninsula. For 30 years this project has been documenting how melting glaciers and reduced sea ice are altering the marine food web spanning from plankton to penguins.  The project...

A French-US Partnership Studying the Mediterranean Sea

Rutgers Assistant Professor Travis Miles is currently onboard the Tethys II, a French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and Ifremer vessel, on a collaborative project with Lead scientist François Bourrin from the University of Perpignan. The project is focused on sampling particle fluxes and the dynamics of the Rhone...

Orsted US team targets whale protection

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ørsted U.S. Offshore Wind is proud to announce an exciting and innovative partnership with Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, the University of Rhode Island (URI), and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) to launch the Ecosystem and Passive Acoustic Monitoring (ECO-PAM) project. Ørsted signed an initial memorandum of...

Alexander Lopez successfully defended his PhD thesis

On January 20, Alexander Lopez successfully defended his PhD thesis Modeling the Circulation and Timescales of the Mid-Atlantic Bight and Gulf Maine. Alex is picture here (3rd from left) with his DMCS thesis committee members Julia Levin, Bob Chant and advisor John Wilkin; the external committee member, Doug Vandemark (UNH)...

Rutgers Scientists Begin Their Summer Research… in Antarctica

The Antarctic summer research effort is in full swing. This year, there are two joint National Science Foundation projects underway which are called SWARM and the Palmer Long Term Ecological Research (LTER). SWARM is studying how physical circulation structures the ecology of the penguins living in vicinity of the Palmer...

A Panel on Global Aspects of Rutgers Research and Engagement

Rutgers Global hosted a panel discussion on the topic of international research in the areas of sustainability and climate change on December 20 at the Rutgers Club. The event, open to faculty, staff, and students, included some of Rutgers University’s renowned faculty who presented on their research and engaged with...