Field Engineer I
B.S. Applied Mathematics, University of Washington, 2012
ORCA Tracks the 'Blob'
A 'blob' of very warm surface water developed in the northeastern Pacific Ocean in 20142015 and its influence extended to the inland waters of Puget Sound throughout the summer of 2015. The unprecedented conditions were tracked by the ORCA (Oceanic Remote Chemical Analyzer) buoy network an array of six heavily instrumented moored buoys in the Sound. ORCA data provided constant monitoring of evolving conditions and allowed scientists to warn of possible fish kill events in the oxygen-starved waters of Hood Canal well in advance.
3 Nov 2015