How Can Ocean Currents Help with Finding a Missing Plane?
After the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight 370 there was an immediate search to try to find the plane. When satellite images showed that debris was found at multiple locations in the Southern Ocean, over a thousand miles from the...
New-and-improved beta version 2-D State of the Ocean Visualization Tool (SOTO)
It provides near real-time data layers (vector and image) that are visualized in an HTML5 interface utilizing open-source tools such as Leaflet.js. SOTO 2D data layers are annotated to give contextual descriptions of the ocean's features and...
Waves and Satellites: Chasing the Big Ones (January, 2014)
To support surfers in determining where and when to surf, multiple services have developed detailed surf forecast products for popular and remote surf locations throughout the world.
State of the Ocean (SOTO)
SOTO provides near real-time data that gets displayed on a virtual globe and is annotated to give context descriptions of the ocean's features and events, kml overlays (ice extent, hurricane tracks, clouds).
Sampling the Submesoscale Ocean in the Santa Barbara Channel (August, 2013)
NASA’s Surface Water Ocean Topography (SWOT) satellite, expected to launch in 2020, will measure sea level height variations on spatial scales down to a few kilometers. This mission will ultimately allow the ocean’s submesoscale (spatial scales...,