Travis Miles (lead author) and Scott Glenn partnered with dozens of other scientist on this paper that provides a broad overview of the ongoing US hurricane glider project and details of a new effort with the Saildrone USV during the 2021 hurricane season. While this article focuses on the US East Coast, Gulf of Mexico, […]

Researchers from Rutgers are analyzing the response of the ocean to the recent passage of Tropical Storm Elsa.  The storm was modelled in real time by the Rutgers Weather Research and Forecasting model (RUWRF).  The animation shows the surface winds as the storm moved past the Jersey Shore.  The ocean surface currents were captured by […]

ATLANTIC CITY — A company hoping to build a wind power farm off the coast of southern New Jersey is partnering with Rutgers University and the state’s clam industry to study the potential impacts of wind farms on the shellfish. Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind, LLC said Thursday it is funding a $500,000 study of how […]

On January 26-28, NOAA hosted a workshop entitled “Integrating Ocean Observations to Improve NOAA’s Hurricane Intensity Forecasts”. RUCOOL/DMCS Faculty, staff and graduate students participated throughout the workshop, including presentations by John Wilkin on the “Current State and Future Plans of Modeling and Data Assimilation Efforts for Hurricane Intensity Forecast: ROMS ocean model and DA” and […]

Travis Miles gave the talk “Hurricane Gliders” on December 9th as a webinar to the Underwater Gliders User Group (UG2). The transcript from the talk is located here.

The Ocean and Coastal Observing –Virgin Islands (OCOVI) team that is part of the Caribbean Coastal Ocean Observing System (CARICOOS), partnered up with RUCOOL to deploy the RU29 glider hurricane hunter just south of St. Thomas this week. Video of the deployment can be viewed here. Data from this glider is available here. The goal […]

Torpedo shaped machines known as Slocum ocean gliders travel anywhere from the ocean’s surface to more than 3,000 feet underwater, collecting critical data that not only improves forecasts but will ultimately help mitigate the damage and destruction from hurricanes. “Hurricanes since 1980 have accounted for about $870 billion in damage, about 6.5 thousand deaths,” said […]