The Department is a major center for research in fluid mechanics, coastal processes, ocean mixing, acoustics, air-sea interaction, deep submergence, ocean systems and moorings, remote sensing, robotics, certain biological processes, image processing, signal processing and estimation, control theory, and the dynamics of ocean cables.

Recent Submissions

  • Comment: On phytoplankton perception by calanoid copepods 

    Paffenhöfer, Gustav-Adolf; Jiang, Houshuo (John Wiley & Sons, 2016-03-26)
    Three publications recently reported that calanoid copepods, feeding on phytoplankton cells by using a feeding current, perceived such cells by mechanoperception. There was no evidence of remote chemically-mediated perception ...
  • Evolution of a Canada Basin ice-ocean boundary layer and mixed layer across a developing thermodynamically forced marginal ice zone 

    Gallaher, Shawn; Stanton, Timothy P.; Shaw, William J.; Cole, Sylvia T.; Toole, John M.; Wilkinson, Jeremy P.; Maksym, Ted; Hwang, Byongjun (John Wiley & Sons, 2016-08-22)
    A comprehensive set of autonomous, ice-ocean measurements were collected across the Canada Basin to study the summer evolution of the ice-ocean boundary layer (IOBL) and ocean mixed layer (OML). Evaluation of local heat ...
  • Emerging trends in the sea state of the Beaufort and Chukchi seas 

    Thomson, James M.; Fan, Yalin; Stammerjohn, Sharon E.; Stopa, Justin; Rogers, W. Erick; Girard-Ardhuin, Fanny; Ardhuin, Fabrice; Shen, Hayley; Perrie, Will; Shen, Hui; Ackley, Steve; Babanin, Alexander; Liu, Qingxiang; Guest, Peter; Maksym, Ted; Wadhams, Peter; Fairall, Christopher W.; Persson, Ola; Doble, Martin; Graber, Hans C.; Lund, Bjoern; Squire, Vernon; Gemmrich, Johannes; Lehner, Susanne; Holt, Benjamin; Meylan, Michael; Brozena, John; Bidlot, Jean-Raymond (Elsevier, 2016-07-06)
    The sea state of the Beaufort and Chukchi seas is controlled by the wind forcing and the amount of ice-free water available to generate surface waves. Clear trends in the annual duration of the open water season and in the ...
  • Mixing of dissolved oxygen in Chesapeake Bay driven by the interaction between wind-driven circulation and estuarine bathymetry 

    Scully, Malcolm E. (John Wiley & Sons, 2016-08-08)
    Field observations collected in Chesapeake Bay demonstrate how wind-driven circulation interacts with estuarine bathymetry to control when and where the vertical mixing of dissolved oxygen occurs. In the across-Bay direction, ...
  • Mesopelagic respiration near the ESTOC (European Station for Time-Series in the Ocean, 15.5°W, 29.1°N) site inferred from a tracer conservation model 

    Fernández Castro, Bieito; Arístegui, Javier; Anderson, Lawrence; Montero, Maria F.; Hernández-León, Santiago; Marañón, Emilio; Mouriño-Carballido, Beatriz (2016-05-23)
    Remineralization of organic matter in the mesopelagic zone (ca. 150–700 m) is a key controlling factor of carbon export to the deep ocean. By using a tracer conservation model applied to climatological data of oxygen, ...
  • Description of surface transport in the region of the Belizean Barrier Reef based on observations and alternative high-resolution models 

    Lindo-Atichati, David; Curcic, Milan; Paris, Claire B.; Buston, Peter M. (2016-09)
    The gains from implementing high-resolution versus less costly low-resolution models to describe coastal circulation are not always clear, often lacking statistical evaluation. Here we construct a hierarchy of ocean-atmosphere ...
  • Bottom-mounted profiling winch 

    Walden, Robert G.; Collins, Clayton W. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1984-03)
    A winch has been developed which can be free-dropped to the ocean bottom in full ocean depths. The winch is powered by self-contained batteries and can be programmed to cycle self-recording instruments from close to the ...
  • Undersea acoustic research 

    Spindel, Robert C. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1984-01)
    This is the final report of Contract N00014-77-C-0196 between the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the Office of Naval Research for the contract period l January 1977 to 28 February 1983. This contract supported ...
  • Mid-water current aided localization for autonomous underwater vehicles 

    Medagoda, Lashika; Williams, Stefan B.; Pizarro, Oscar; Kinsey, James C.; Jakuba, Michael V. (2015-12)
    Survey-class Autonomous Underwater Vehi- cles (AUVs) typically rely on Doppler Velocity Logs (DVL) for precision localization near the seafloor. In cases where the seafloor depth is greater than the DVL bottom-lock ...
  • Validation of genetic algorithm-based optimal sampling for ocean data assimilation 

    Heaney, Kevin D.; Lermusiaux, Pierre F. J.; Duda, Timothy F.; Haley, Patrick J. (2016-08)
    Regional ocean models are capable of forecasting conditions for usefully long intervals of time (days) provided that initial and ongoing conditions can be measured. In resource-limited circumstances, the placement of ...
  • Modeling curiosity in a mobile robot for long-term autonomous exploration and monitoring 

    Girdhar, Yogesh; Dudek, Gregory (2015-09)
    This paper presents a novel approach to modeling curiosity in a mobile robot, which is useful for monitoring and adaptive data collection tasks, especially in the context of long term autonomous missions where pre- programmed ...
  • Broadband acoustic backscatter from crude oil under laboratory-grown sea ice 

    Bassett, Christopher; Lavery, Andone C.; Maksym, Ted (Acoustical Society of America, 2016-10-04)
    In ice-covered seas, traditional air-side oil spill detection methods face practical challenges. Conversely, under-ice remote sensing techniques are increasingly viable due to improving operational capabilities of ...
  • Observations of bubbles in natural seep flares at MC 118 and GC 600 using in situ quantitative imaging 

    Wang, Binbin; Socolofsky, Scott; Breier, John A.; Seewald, Jeffrey S. (John Wiley & Sons, 2016-04-02)
    This paper reports the results of quantitative imaging using a stereoscopic, high-speed camera system at two natural gas seep sites in the northern Gulf of Mexico during the Gulf Integrated Spill Research G07 cruise in ...
  • Covering behavior of deep-water echinoids in Antarctica : possible response to predatory king crabs 

    Brothers, Cecilia; Smith, Kathryn E.; Amsler, Margaret O.; Aronson, Richard B.; Singh, Hanumant; McClintock, James B. (Inter-Research, 2016-07-14)
    Covering behavior refers to the propensity of echinoids (Echinoidea) to lift materials from the surrounding environment onto their aboral surfaces using their tube feet and spines. This behavior has been widely documented ...
  • Over what area did the oil and gas spread during the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill? 

    Ozgokmen, Tamay; Chassignet, Eric P.; Dawson, Clint N.; Dukhovskoy, Dmitry S.; Jacobs, Gregg; Ledwell, James R.; Garcia-Pineda, Oscar; MacDonald, Ian R.; Morey, Steven L.; Olascoaga, Maria Josefina; Poje, Andrew; Reed, Mark; Skancke, Jørgen (The Oceanography Society, 2016-09)
    The 2010 Deepwater Horizon (DWH) oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico resulted in the collection of a vast amount of situ and remotely sensed data that can be used to determine the spatiotemporal extent of the oil spill and ...
  • Crustal magnetization and the subseafloor structure of the ASHES vent field, Axial Seamount, Juan de Fuca Ridge : implications for the investigation of hydrothermal sites 

    Tontini, F. Caratori; Crone, Timothy J.; de Ronde, Cornel E. J.; Fornari, Daniel J.; Kinsey, James C.; Mittelstaedt, Eric; Tivey, Maurice (John Wiley & Sons, 2016-06-24)
    High-resolution geophysical data have been collected using the Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) Sentry over the ASHES (Axial Seamount Hydrothermal Emission Study) high-temperature (~348°C) vent field at Axial Seamount, ...
  • Spatio-temporal patterns in acoustic presence and distribution of Antarctic blue whales Balaenoptera musculus intermedia in the Weddell Sea 

    Thomisch, Karolin; Boebel, Olaf; Clark, Christopher W.; Hagen, Wilhelm; Spiesecke, Stefanie; Zitterbart, Daniel; Van Opzeeland, Ilse (Inter-Research, 2016-07-18)
    Distribution and movement patterns of Antarctic blue whales Balaenoptera musculus intermedia at large temporal and spatial scales are still poorly understood. The objective of this study was to explore spatio-temporal ...
  • Arctic acoustic tomography : MIZEX 84 

    Spindel, Robert C. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1985-04)
    This is the final report of Contract N00014-84-C-0185 between the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the Office of Naval Research for the contract period 1 January, 1984, to 28 February, 1985. This contract supported ...
  • Improvement of intermediate oceanographic winches 

    Berteaux, Henri O.; Walden, Robert G.; Bonde, Leslie W.; Bird, J. D. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1985-03)
    The following is a report on the findings of a study conducted by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution to assess the needs and the means for improving the conventional intermediate winches used in the oceanographic ...
  • An inexpensive radar-responding relocation device for drifting oceanographic instruments 

    Hess, Frederick R. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1985-02)
    The instrument described was designed to provide sufficient data to relocate a floating object at sea. It provides a line of bearing to the object from the tracking ship. Cost and power consumption were the major driving ...

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