Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union

Multidisciplinary program to study warm core rings



A major research program is underway, sponsored principally by the National Science Foundation, to study warm core rings off t he East Coast of the United States. The program involves more than 25 principal investigators and 13 different institutions. The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is actively participating through the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) a n d their National Earth Satellite Service. NASA is cooperating with aircraft overflights during cruises and by sponsoring some shipboard work.