Monster Seminar JAM - Evolution in ocean data collection - gliders, floats, and other wild things roaming the seas
Dr. Fritz Stahr, School of Oceanography, University of Washington
Ships have been the dominant means of collecting in-situ ocean data but cannot cover the scales in time and space necessary to really follow many processes. New techniques are necessary to really advance our data collection ability. The new evolution along that line is a distributed network of autonomous vehicles - gliders, floats and tagged-animals. This seminar will touch on all three but focus primarily on gliders, specifically the UW-developed Seaglider, as new tools in the kit ocean observers now have at their disposal.
Date and Time:
March 12, 2009,
11:00 am - 12:00 pm