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Inside the eyewall of 2020 Hurricane Epsilon

Making the Unpredictable Predictable in Hurricane Forecasts

August 2, 2022 - The chaotic, swirling winds just above the ocean as a hurricane develops play a key role in how strong a storm might be when it reaches land. Helping forecasters better account for this seemingly unpredictable ...
Xiaomin Chen, center, a 2022 recipient of the MSU Northern Gulf Institute Research Award

Northern Gulf Institute Recognizes Scientists for Outstanding Research

July 7, 2022 - Two Mississippi State researchers with the university's Northern Gulf Institute are being recognized for world-class research that can positively impact both marine life and mankind. Xiaomin Chen and ...
Representatives of the Northern Gulf Institute and its partners at the 2022 Gulf of Mexico Conference

NGI and Partners at the 2022 Gulf of Mexico Conference

June 6, 2022 - More than 800 attendees including scientists, resource managers, government workers, and stakeholders participated in the inaugural Gulf of Mexico Conference (GoMCon) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, April 25-28, ...
Oxygen concentrations in bottom water

NGI Research Partner LSU/LUMCON 's Forecast for Summer Hypoxic Zone Size for Northern Gulf of Mexico

June 2, 2022 - A hypoxic water mass with oxygen concentrations ≤ 2 mg l-1 forms in bottom waters of the northern Gulf of Mexico continental shelf each spring/summer and lasts into the fall but can be disrupted ...

Story Map Shows Hurricane Ida's Impact on Vulnerable Communities from Louisiana to New York

May 16, 2022 - Maps that track a storm's path and intensity coupled with on-the-ground news reports give warnings so that people can prepare or get out of harm's way. Immediately afterward, damage and recovery efforts ...
Fish river

AOML Features NGI Studies on eDNA Sampling Technology and an Ocean Acidification Buffer Zone

May 12, 2022 - New technology and new knowledge developed by scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Northern Gulf Institute (NGI) are featured in the Atlantic Oceanographic and ...
A school of vermillion snapper

Study Introduces Mitohelper - Tool that Improves the Usability of Fish eDNA Data for Research

May 10, 2022 - Biodiversity supports the stability and health of ocean ecosystems and functions, which benefit humans. Research using fish environmental DNA (eDNA) data can detect aquatic biodiversity non-invasively, ...

Curricula Development for Underwater Glider Operations Program

March 4, 2022 - Underwater gliders are increasingly involved in routine and emergency marine data collection, supporting operations and research and development efforts, and operating them requires specialized training. To ...

Going into the Eye of the Storm for Better Hurricane Predictions

March 4, 2022 - Forecasts by the National Hurricane Center (NHC) consider a variety of atmospheric variables, with one being wind speed at the ocean's surface. To improve estimates of surface wind speed, Heather Holbach, ...

Study Finds Existing and Planted Shoreline Vegetation Respond Differently to Breakwater Protection

March 4, 2022 - Shoreline erosion and wetlands loss are critical issues along Gulf of Mexico coastlines. Living shoreline designs that incorporate large-scale breakwaters are increasingly used to protect vulnerable areas. To ...