Featured Researchers

Bill Asher

Senior Principal Oceanographer

AIRS Department

APL-UW

Eric D'Asaro

Senior Principal Oceanographer

OPD Department

APL-UW

Professor, Oceanography

Kyla Drushka

Senior Oceanographer

AIRS Department

APL-UW

Affiliate Assistant Professor, Oceanography

Ramsey Harcourt

Principal Oceanographer

OPD Department

APL-UW

Andy Jessup

Chair, AIRS Department

Senior Principal Oceanographer

AIRS Department

APL-UW

Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Affiliate Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Craig Lee

Senior Principal Oceanographer

OPD Department

APL-UW

Professor, Oceanography

Luc Rainville

Principal Oceanographer

OPD Department

APL-UW

Affiliate Assistant Professor, Oceanography

Andrey Shcherbina

Principal Oceanographer

OPD Department

APL-UW

Affiliate Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Elizabeth Thompson

Research Associate

AIRS Department

APL-UW

Funding

NASA

SPURS

Salinity Processes in the Upper Ocean Regional Study

The NASA Salinity Processes in the Upper Ocean Regional Study (SPURS) research effort is actively addressing the essential role of the ocean in the global water cycle.

A series of cruises is exploring the salinity extreme regions in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans using a plethora of oceanographic equipment and technology, including salinity-sensing satellites. Researchers are studying salinity changes that span thousands of miles simultaneously with those happening in one centimeter of water. SPURS is also providing much-needed data for computer models to improve our basic understanding of the water cycle over the oceans and its ties to climate.

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