Oceanographic Research at GSO
URI operates one of the
research ships in the world. We have a machine shop, electronics
and a marine technician support group. We are leaders in
development: state-of-the-art equipment includes moored current meter
subsurface RAFOS neutral-buoyancy floats tracked using moored sound
free-fall Lagrangian velocity profilers, Inverted Echo Sounders (IES,
probes of ocean thermal structure), including bottom pressure recorders
(PIES), and the latest shipboard hydrographic survey electronics.
In the laboratory we study
rotating and stratified fluid motions, as well as problems on
of viscous fluids, using a variety of flow visualization techniques.
The Physical Oceanography
and manages resources for high-performance computing and communication,
scientific visualization, and computer graphics. These facilities
include a supercomputer and an ever-evolving suite of networked
the U.S. National Sea Grant Depository. Opportunities exist for close
with staff in other oceanographic disciplines and at the adjacent
Marine Fisheries Service, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the
nearby Navy laboratories.