Project Manager: Mike Kelley
Scientist: Francisco Chavez
Engineer: Kent Headley
MBARI moorings are being considered as model systems for the developing network of
coastal observatories planned for United States coastal waters. The data are
used to initialize and verify the results from atmospheric and ocean
models and for the vicarious calibration of aircraft and satellite
remote sensing measurements. These moorings have collected sustained and almost continuous
measurements since 1989.
This project continues support for the time series observations
and for mooring maintenance. Major
milestones in 2003 will be the mooring turnaround dates, with the tentative
schedule of M2 in early May and M1 in early October. Equatorial
Pacific mooring deployments are scheduled for May and October.