Welcome to OCEANOL
The OCEANOL Program

The researchers in the Ocean Observation Laboratory (OCEANOL) seek to better understand coastal ocean processes by integrating modern ocean observations with numerical ocean modeling. Measurements from moorings, coastal high-frequency radar sites, shipboard surveys, operational satellite imagery and meteorology are integrated into our studies of various coastal ocean and estuarine domains including the Gulf of Maine, Georges Bank, the New England Shelf, and Buzzards, Narragansett and Mt. Hope Bays.


Relevant historical and operational agency real-time data from such federal agencies as NOAA/NDBC, NOAA/NOS, NOAA/NWS, and Navy/FNMOC are integrated and assimilated into several numerical circulation models for simulation, process studies, and in a data assimilation mode for hindcasting, nowcasting and forecasting.


Our current research program includes:


  • A Sea Grant-funded observational/modeling study of transient tidal eddies east of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, in the Great South Channel of the western Gulf of Maine  Read more ...
  • The NOAA-funded implementation of the "Mid Atlantic Regional Coastal Ocean Observing System" in terms of high frequency radar (i.e., CODAR), ocean glider deployments and data assimilation ocean modeling  Read more ...
Courses
Tidal Sea Level  More ...