Current Projects

Location mapThe 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) and a collaborative site 100 km north of Oahu at the WHOI Hawaii Ocean Time-series Site (WHOTS). Recently completed is a long-term mooring in the trade wind region of the northwest tropical Atlantic (NTAS).

schematic drawing of processes
Schematic drawing of processes that contribute to variability in the ocean surface boundary layer.
[R. Weller, WHOI]

Last updated: June 19, 2017