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What's New!

August 2017

  • Updated meridional heat flux data files through Oct. 2015
  • Updated publications list
  • Mooring cruise history updated
  • Added recent cruise reports for Oct. 2015 and May 2017

May 2015

January 2014

Our most recent proposal has been approved by the NSF

Our proposal entitled "Measuring interannual variability of the AMOC and meridional heat transport at 26.5N: The RAPID-MOCHA Array" has been approved by the NSF. The goal of the proposal is to maintain the existing MOC observing system along 26.5°N in the Atlantic, and extend the time series through 2020.

July 2013

Updated western boundary wedge transport profile time series for 2004 through 2012.  File is available for download.

July 2012

Updated meridional heat flux data files for are available for download.

March 2011

Meridional heat flux data files are now available for download.

July 2010

Project website has been updated...
Onboard the RRS Discovery - November 2009

The RAPID-MOCHA team recently completed a successful cruise onboard the RRS Discovery.


Onboard the RV Seward Johnson, April 2008

The RAPID-MOCHA team had a successful cruise onboard the RV Seward Johnson (HBOI).  Click here to view a
video (.wmv file) produced by Bill Johns of some of our activities last April 2008. The next US mooring cruise will be in the Fall of 2009. The next hydrographic cruise will be this coming Fall.

Our most recent proposal has been approved by the NSF (2007)

Our proposal entitled "An Observing System for the Meridional Overturning Circulation and Ocean Heat Transport in the Subtropical North Atlantic: Extension of the RAPID-MOCHA Program" has been recently approved by the NSF. The goal of the proposal is to maintain the existing MOC observing system along 26.5°N in the Atlantic for a decade (2004-2014), so as to provide the definitive data set necessary to document the spectrum of the observed MOC variability, and to assess the realism of MOC variability in ocean reanalysis models. The anticipated legacy of this program will be in laying the groundwork for long-term observation of the MOC, so that its relationship to observed climate fluctuations can be understood, and our ability to assess climate model predictions can be further improved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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