Five years of data have made a significant difference in understanding of the complex processes occurring in the remote and hostile conditions of the Southern Ocean. In its five years of deployment, OOI’s Southern Ocean Array has provided critical data that enhanced weather modeling and forecasting, while providing means to study the mechanisms behind Southern […]
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To Tamsitt, the OOI is a game changer in the Southern Ocean. “In the air-sea flux community, there are almost no measurements in the Southern Ocean except from ships,” says Tamsitt. “The OOI Surface Mooring is the southernmost mooring ever deployed.
Data from the OOI Southern Ocean Array Surface Mooring have been integrated into the World Meteorological Organization’s Global Telecommunication System, making these data more easily accessible for weather forecasters and modelers.
In February, an OOI team, led by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) installed one global surface mooring, one global profiler mooring, two flanking moorings, and a glider at the OOI Southern Ocean station at 55oS, 90oW.
February 18, 2015, with winds at 20 knots (23 mph), an improvement from previous days, an OOI team, led by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, deployed the surface mooring at the OOI Southern Ocean array.