IOOS Visits RUCOOL’s Undergraduate Research Class

Carl Gouldman, Director of NOAA's US Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS), Kelly Jasion, IOOS Financial Specialist, and Mary Yates-Ford, the Director of Engagement and External relations for the Mid-Atlantic Regional Association Coastal Ocean Observing System (MARACOOS), visited RUCOOL to view final presentations from our undergraduate research class. Carl Goldman shared...

National Oceanography Center and Rutgers University representatives visit CIM

On December 5, representatives from Rutgers University of New Brunswick (USA) and the National Oceanography Center of Southampton (UK) visited the facilities of the Maritime Instrumentation Center at the Seixal Watershed. This visit aimed to explore the conditions existing at the Portuguese Hydrographic Institute for a partnership in the construction...

The Deployment of Two Drifters from Pacific Gyre

Two drifters from Pacific Gyre were deployed on Friday November 15, 2019.  The drifters were deployed as part of a validation experiment for the surface current products that Rutgers produces.  The drifters made several loops inside Raritan Bay then made landfall due to the northeast winds that struck the area...

Rutgers researchers set out to prove evolution of all life

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Using a computer and a protein synthesizer, Josh Mancini builds proteins that are supposed to resemble those that would have existed 4 billion years ago, before life arose on Earth. He places millions of the tiny protein molecules, resembling white powder, into an oxygen-free chamber that...

RUCOOL Celebrates the 500th Glider Deployment

This week, RUCOOL deployed the RU30 glider in support of work by Dr. Grace Saba to study ocean pH in the New York Bight. On board the R/V Rutgers for this deployment out of the Sandy Hook area was the Ocean Methods and Data Analysis undergraduate class. Data from this...

Improving Hurricane Intensity Forecasts Using Ocean Gliders

The need for the improvement of the hurricane intensity forecasts has been recognized by groups within the National Weather Service (NWS) and US Navy. Hurricane forecasting models require accurate ocean and atmosphere initial conditions to better forecast hurricane intensity. One way to improve the initial conditions in operational ocean models...

NJ Universities Launching Sea Robots to Learn About Hurricanes

Underwater robot gliders are measuring air and sea interaction during hurricanes in the mid-Atlantic region. The little yellow submarines are part of a collaborative effort between Rutgers and Monmouth universities. Rutgers marine and coastal sciences expert Travis Miles says these 6-foot long gliders safely collect temperature data. "Ahead of a storm,...

Is Theory on Earth’s Climate in the Last 15 Million Years Wrong?

Rutgers-led study casts doubt on Himalayan rock weathering hypothesis A key theory that attributes the climate evolution of the Earth to the breakdown of Himalayan rocks may not explain the cooling over the past 15 million years, according to a Rutgers-led study. The study in the journal Nature Geoscience could...