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Monmouth, Rutgers Deploy Autonomous Gliders for Hurricane Research

Step aboard the R/V Heidi Lynn Sculthorpe as Urban Coast Institute Marine Scientist Jim Nickels, Monmouth University student Bryce McCall, and Rutgers University scientists Scott Glenn and Travis Miles deploy a pair of U.S Navy gliders off the New Jersey coast. The gliders’ mission was to cruise the New York Bight during the hurricane season, gathering data on the interactions between water conditions and storms, with the ultimate goal of improving storm modeling.

Additional project partners include the Mid-Atlantic Regional Association Coastal Ocean Observing System (MARACOOS), the Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).