New NSF-funded project on Upper Ocean Turbulence

We’re excited to start a new project funded by NSF to study turbulence at the air-sea interface. The transfer of momentum from wind, into waves, and the upper layer of the ocean is a major component of the interaction between the Earth’s ocean and atmosphere. We’re using Callinectes, tricked out with some Nortek ADVs and a Rockland Scientific Microrider, to look at how this transfer of energy occurs in an evolving sea state–where the wind and swell aren’t necessarily aligned. This is a multi-year project with support for a graduate student.