Task 3A - P.I. Centurioni

In-situ Measurements of Ocean Surface Waves from Air-Deployed Directional Wave Spectra Drifters

Team Members

Lagrangian Drifter Laboratory (LDL), Scripps Inst. of Oceanography (SIO),UC San Diego (UCSD)

  • Dr. Luca Centurioni
  • Dr. Verena Hormann

MRV Systems, LLC

  • Dr. Neil Bogue

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)

  • Dr. Steven Jayne


  • Dr. Rick Lumpkin

US Naval Academy, Oceanography Department

  • Dr. Capt. Elizabeth Sanabia

Univ. of Miami/CSTARS

  • Dr. Charles L. Vincent

Team Objectives

Provide data needed for understanding the storm dynamics important to coastal impacts through targeted observations of storm surge, inundation, rain and winds.

Air-deployed sensors for flexibility in data gathering relative to modeling needs

Mixed-layer data to provide vertical structure and aid in analysis of dynamics

Simultaneous offshore wave and sea level pressure measurements

Scientific analysis and interpretation of the data

Data-model comparison

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Directional Wave Spectra Drifter Array Measures Massive Waves on Hurricane Ian’s Approach

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