The primary focus of the Upper Ocean Processes Group is the study of physical processes in the upper ocean and at the air-sea interface using moored surface buoys equipped with meteorological and oceanographic sensors.
Current projects include surface mooring deployments under the stratus cloud deck in the eastern tropical Pacific (Stratus), in the trade wind region of the northwest tropical Atlantic (NTAS), and 100 km north of Oahu at the WHOI Hawaii Ocean Time-series Site (WHOTS).
|Schematic drawing of processes that contribute to variability
in the ocean surface boundary layer.
[R. Weller, WHOI]