Directory of Oceanography Blogs
Set sail with Oceanography. Follow the stories of our faculty and students as they study the seven seas (and oceans). Learn about the research taking place and the people who are part of it.
- The main task of the cruise is to survey a tracer that was deployed in early August 2012 on an isopycnal surface about 1100 m deep over the continental slope a little inshore of the BP Macondo drill rig disaster site. The initial movement of the tracer over the first 2 weeks after deployment was along the slope toward the southwest. Floats deployed with the tracer also moved in this direction, along the slope. We crudely estimate that the center of the patch will between 90 and 91 W during Cruise 523.
- Other objectives of the cruise are to sample for dissolved organic and inorganic carbon, and oxygen. We will also launch 1 RAFOS float for tracking the tracer and 5 surface drifters.
- To conduct oceanographic research in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico, 14 – 21 August 2012, to estimate the areal extent and vertical distribution of dissolved oxygen concentration and hydrographic properties. Cruise mobilization begins 1000 CST, 14 August 2012. The cruise designator for the MCH project is MS06.
- Blog by the participants of a seismic survey cruise on Shatksy Rise. Jun Korenaga (PI) (Yale), Will Sager (co-PI) (TAMU), Jackie Floyed (post-doc of Columbia Univ.), Tolulope Olugboji (graduate student from Yale Univ.), Duyane Reiger (graduate student from Yale Univ.), Chris Paul (TAMU), Jinchang Zhang (TAMU), Dan'l Lewis (TAMU), Kelly Brooks (TAMU), and Kai Gao (TAMU) (July-September 2010)
- Blog by Tom Bianchi about his Rapid response field work July 2010
- Blog by Shari Yvon-Lewis, Sarah Brooks, and students