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  • Flu

    Study: Rapid weather swings increase flu risk

    New research from COAPS scientists Dr. Zhaohua Wu and Dr. Jie Sun shows that rapid weather variability as a result of climate change could increase the risk of a flu epidemic in some highly populated regions in the late 21st century. The research was published in the journal Environmental Research Letters. READ the article on FSU NEWS.

  • R2R

    R2R Program Awarded NSF Grant

    The Marine Data Center (MDC) at FSU COAPS has received a five-year NSF award to continue the the Center's contributions to the Rolling Deck to Repository project (rvdata.us). The Rolling Deck to Repository (R2R) Program has been in operation since 2009 as a four-way partnership between geoinformatics groups at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO), Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and FSU.

  • Hurricane Hunters

    Understanding the impact of a changing climate on fish species in the Gulf of Mexico

    Oceanography PhD student Taylor Shropshire used MITgcm to perform three-dimensional models of ocean circulation and plankton dynamics to understand the impact of a changing climate on key commercial fish species in the Gulf of Mexico. Read more about Exploring Zooplankton Dynamics in the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Cruise

    Research at Sea

    Oceanography PhD students Thomas Kelly and Natalie Yingling spent time at sea conducting research aboard the RV Laurence M Gould. The research cruise focused on understanding long-term changes in the marine ecosystem off of the Western Antarctic Peninsula. Kelly and Yingling are affiliated with the FSU Zooplankton Ecology and Biogeochemistry Lab directed by Dr. Mike Stukel.

COAPS takes interdisciplinary approach to scientific research about ocean-atmosphere interactions

Source: "Across the Spectrum" Magazine

The Earth’s climate is determined by the extremely complex interplay of land masses, waters and the atmosphere. Everything matters: water temperature, clouds, mountains, swamps, waves, wind and so much more. So it only makes sense that when trying to predict where our climate is headed long term — or whether it will rain on your wedding day — the chances of finding answers are much better when scientists who study all of those things work together. That’s the premise of FSU’s Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies — COAPS for short — which describes itself as a research center that "performs interdisciplinary research in ocean-atmosphere-land-ice interactions to increase our understanding of the physical, social and economic consequences of climate variability." Read more.

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