STI, with our partners National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Lousiana State University, and the University of Colorado, deployed a range of sensors including a mini-sodar (for boundary layer winds), a sonic anemometer and fast response humidity sensor (for air-sea flux measurements), a microwave radiometer (for vertical temperature and humidy profiles), and an infrared sea skin temperature sensor on a platform in the Gulf of Mexico.
Data collected by these instruments was used to
  • Improve understanding of air-sea interaction and greenhouse gas exchange between the ocean and atmosphere
  • Improve the ability of meteorological models to properly represent micro-, local-, and meso-scale processes that strongly impact weather, air quality, and climate
  • Support analyses that compare boundary layer measurements to COARE-calculated boundary layer data