Storm Resource Center
MARACOOS and our partners are tracking storms and collecting data related to storms and other extreme events impacting the East Coast. Using data derived from gliders, drifters, buoys, models, radars, satellites, and weather stations to analyze ocean dynamics we are better able to predict impacts in the Mid-Atlantic as storms and weather systems move through the region.
NWS Weather Prediction Center
Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System
CARICOOS Latest Conditions and Forecasts (Caribbean IOOS, covering the US Caribbean)
NERACOOS Real-Time Data Portal (Northeast IOOS, covering Maine to Long Island Sound)
SECOORA Real-Time Observations Portal (SouthEast IOOS, North Carolina to the Gulf of Mexico)
MARACOOS Asset Overview
MARACOOS and its partners are tracking storms and other extreme events impacting the East Coast. OceansMap can be used to visualize and analyze data as these events develop and unfold. Using data derived from gliders, drifters, buoys, models, radars, satellites, and weather stations to analyze ocean dynamics you are better able to predict impacts in the Mid-Atlantic as storms and weather systems move through the region.
Multiple gliders are deployed or preparing for deployment in the coming days. Glider RU 28 will be equipped with two new sensors including an experimental wave sensor that will allow us to better understand the wave field across broad spatial regions during Hurricanes. We additionally have a new optical sensor that will help us better understand coastal erosion and deposition and ecosystem impacts.
High Frequency Radar
MARACOOS partners operate 41 radars along the Mid-Atlantic Coast. These radars provide surface current direction and speed. The differences in direction and speed are noticeably extreme during storm events.
MARACOOS partners operate satellite receiving stations in Delaware and New Jersey. These data provide us with high resolution images from polar orbiting satellites, and lower resolution images from geostationary satellites that update every 15 minutes.
MARACOOS partners operate networks of buoys that typically measure parameters like wind speed and direction, air temperature, barometric pressure, humidity, water temperature, salinity, wave height/direction/period.