Researchers Shed Light on Perplexing Bay of Bengal Monsoon Oscillations

WASHINGTON — Oceanographers and meteorologists with the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory concluded an ambitious field research program in collaboration with the U.S. Office of Naval Research aimed at understanding the role of the Indian Ocean on monsoon intra-seasonal oscillations. More

NRL meteorologist tracks transcontinental dust storms’ magnitude and impact

WASHINGTON — This meteorological phenomenon involves an extremely hot, dry air mass, carrying large concentrations of Saharan dust from Northern Africa across the Atlantic Ocean into the Greater Caribbean, South America, the Gulf of Mexico and southeastern United States. More

Navy gains a competitive edge with research into biological ocean swarms

STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss— Tiny and frightening-looking creatures lurking throughout our world’s oceans can wreak havoc on Navy tactical decision-makers’ ability to sense the environment or plan and chart a navigation course. To help increase our understanding of these intermediate trophic level (ITL) organisms like tiny crustaceans and jellyfish, researchers conducted a 14-day field campaign last year off the coast of Delaware. More

NRL researchers monitor changing Arctic using sound

WASHINGTON — U.S. Naval Research Laboratory scientists developed Ice-tethered Acoustic Buoys to monitor the acoustic and oceanographic environment in the changing Arctic. The buoys provide critical oceanographic data to improve prediction capabilities of ocean and climate models. More

Earth System Prediction Capability

Long-range mission planning is vital to Naval operations and often performed months in advance. Knowing the environment where ships, aircraft, Sailors and Marines will be operating is crucial information. Historically, planners have had to rely only on climatological conditions, but climatology only provides the average conditions of the environment and can be far different from reality. This need to know what to expect in the total environment is why researchers at the U.S. More

NRL Tropical Cyclone Forecast Updates Go Live

WASHINGTON — U.S. Naval Research Laboratory’s updated tropical cyclone prediction software becomes operational just before the first tropical system of the season to reach the U.S. makes landfall July 13. More

Wave-Ice Modeling

The Naval Research Laboratory's Ocean Dynamics and Prediction Branch performs basic and applied research in computer modeling of ocean hydro/thermodynamics (i.e., ocean circulation and density structure), modeling of ice dynamics, computational numerical techniques, data assimilation, and the analysis of satellite oceanographic data as related to the development of modeling and data assimilation capabilities. More

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