Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory

Initiative Type: Infrastructures

Belém Statement Area: Climate Variability,Emerging Pollutants,Ocean Observation,Ocean Resources,Ocean Technology,Polar Research

Initiative Location: United States of America

Time Frame: 1970

Description: The research portfolio of NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML) encompasses ocean, coastal, and atmospheric studies to deliver NOAA’s future by transferring research results into operations and applications. We focus on improving the prediction of hurricanes, learning about the ocean’s role in climate and extreme weather events, understanding the global impacts of ocean acidification and pollution on coastal ecosystems, and providing insights to help resource managers. AOML leads many international efforts to maintain, optimize, and interpret global observations from ships, satellites, aircraft, drifting buoys, moored instruments, and floats. These observations are the foundation of our research. The AOML Environmental Data Server (ENVIDS) provides interactive, on-line access to various oceanographic and atmospheric datasets residing at AOML. The in-house datasets include Atlantic Expendable Bathythermograph (XBT), Global Lagrangian Drifting Buoy, Hurricane Flight Level, and Atlantic Hurricane Tracks (North Atlantic Best Track and Synoptic). Other available datasets include Pacific Conductivitiy/Temperature/Depth Recorder (CTD) and World Ocean Atlas 1998.

Contact: Contact Name: John Cortinas | Contact: | Institution: Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory

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