Radar observations prove to be a useful tool for examining frontal eddies along the East Australian Current
A recent paper has used more than a year of high-resolution (1.5 km, hourly) surface velocity measurements from the IMOS HF radar at Coffs Harbour to quantify the propagation of frontal eddies and meanders along the eastern coast...
Challenger glider crosses equator on record journey
The underwater glider ‘Challenger’ is on a journey from Fremantle, Western Australia, to Galle, Sri Lanka. It departed Australia on 5 November and has reached the Equator.
Marine heatwaves – Surface temperature doesn’t tell the whole story
Marine heatwaves (MHWs) deﬁned as ‘discrete prolonged anomalously warm water events’ and associated mass mortality and habitat shifts are becoming more common with record events occurring around the world. However, little is...
Marine environmental information in Australia- how NCRIS has made a difference
Last week the IMOS Director, Tim Moltmann and the IMOS Scientific Officer, Dr Ana Lara-Lopez attended the Greater Impact through Environmental Infrastructure Symposium in Canberra.
A tale of two eddies in the EAC: introducing Murphy and Freddy.
Researchers in a recent study have contrasted two eddies, Murphy and Freddy, that had formed in the Eastern Australian Current, whilst on board the Marine National Facility RV Investigator.
IMOS Task Team goes troppo to solve radiometry challenges
Images of the ocean from space show a range of colours that indicate levels of algae and other factors influencing ocean colour. Observations much closer to the ocean surface are required to validate images produced by satellite...