In the Eye of the Storm – A Decade After Hurricane Sandy

The wooden causeway to the Rutgers University Marine Field Station in Little Egg Harbor Township, where Superstorm Sandy made landfall in New Jersey. To the left, the casino hotels of Atlantic City can be seen off in the distance. Lori M. Nichols | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com By Ted Sherman |...

A Trip on the R/V Rutgers

In March of 2022, Rutgers junior and Leadership Scholar at the Institute for Women's Leadership Kirstin Slattery inquired about the possibility of a trip aboard the R/V Rutgers along the Raritan River. She had been tasked with developing a social action plan centered around a personal passion, and as an...

Celebrating 30 Years of Climate Change Research and Ocean Discovery

Rutgers, NOAA and glider maker mark RUCOOL milestone For 30 years Rutgers’ Center for Ocean Observing Leadership (RUCOOL) has taken the lead in pioneering research that has changed our understanding of the oceans and the way information is collected. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Administrator Rick Spinrad joined Rutgers...

Rutgers Sandy Operation Helps Forecasters Predict Severe Storms, Saving Livelihood Worldwide

Researchers continue to advance hurricane science, leading to increased forecast accuracy and lead times As Superstorm Sandy approached the New Jersey coastline, a single Rutgers glider deployed off Tuckerton by hurricane scientists at Rutgers University Center for Ocean Observing Leadership, provided an ominous warning. The water mass known as the “Mid...

Rutgers Is Making the World Climate Resilient

Rutgers climatologists across New Jersey and the world are preparing humans to live in a changing environment, as rising sea levels and extreme weather impact our ways of life. At Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, we are helping urban communities, suburban communities, rural communities, farming communities and shore...

Extreme rainfall in eastern China linked to ocean warming

The equatorial Pacific is a key oceanographic region in the Earth’s climate system. According to a new study led by Rutgers University, warming of the upper ocean layers and stronger winds have been linked to increased rainfall in eastern China Ocean heat content is a term that represents the amount...