NOAA Teacher at Sea
Aboard R/V Roger Revelle
November 6 — December 10, 2011
My name is Jacquelyn (Jackie) Hams and I am an Associate Professor and Chair of the Earth Science Department at Los Angeles Valley College (LAVC). LAVC is a two-year college within the Los Angeles Community College District which consists of 9 major campuses, several satellite locations, and over 120,000 students.
I am participating in an investigation of ocean-atmosphere interactions in the equatorial Indian Ocean involving meteorologists, oceanographers, and climate scientists from 13 countries called Project DYNAMO (Dynamics of the Madden-Julian Oscillation). The Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO) is a 30-90 day tropical weather cycle that starts over the equatorial Indian Ocean and moves eastward into the western Pacific Ocean where it impacts other global weather and climate patterns such as El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO), Asian monsoons, tropical storm development in the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, and Pineapple Express events. Specialized instruments will be deployed and operated on ships, aircraft, and islands in the Southern Indian Ocean, Maldives Islands, Diego Garcia British Indian Ocean Territory, and the Eastern Indian Ocean to collect data and study the MJO at its source.
Here are some great general Project DYNAMO links to bookmark and follow Leg 3 of the cruise.
- DYNAMO Home Page. Select the DYNAMO Field Catalog menu on the left, then the Reports menu at the top of the page to view the latest report from the R/V Roger Revelle. You can also view the latest satellite imagery in the Indian Ocean. http://www.eol.ucar.edu/projects/dynamo/
- HiSeasNet . The link below contains images from the Roger Revelle’s cameras. http://rtapps.ucsd.edu/hiseasnet/rtship/index.php?ship=revelle
- DYNAMO Education and Outreach. http://www.eol.ucar.edu/field_projects/field-projects/dynamo