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After making landfall in western Cuba on September 27 as a category-3 storm, Hurricane Ian entered the Gulf of Mexico

Northern Gulf Researcher, Kim Wood Explains, "How Hurricane Season Went from Quiet to a 'Powder Keg,'' in this Scientific American Story

September 23, 2022 - For nearly two months, the Atlantic had no hurricane activity. Then September arrived with a flurry of storms. Hurricane activity in the Atlantic Ocean typically begins to ramp up in earnest around mid-August. ...
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MSU NGI Meteorologist: Dry Air, Other Variables Taking Teeth out of Atlantic Hurricane Season

September 12, 2022 - Despite its unusually slow start, a Mississippi State Northern Gulf Institute meteorologist says not to rule out an increase in activity during the last months of the Atlantic Ocean's hurricane season, ...
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Jamese Sims Joins Northern Gulf Institute as Deputy Director, Strategic Advisor for Federal Partnerships

September 2, 2022 - Jamese Sims, an accomplished atmospheric scientist with extensive U.S. government program management experience, is joining Mississippi State as deputy director of the university's Northern Gulf Institute ...
Distribution of bottom-water dissolved oxygen concentration for July

NOAA-Supported Scientists from NGI Research Partner, LOUISIANA UNIVERSITIES MARINE CONSORTIUM, Releases Report for Gulf of Mexico "Dead Zone"

August 4, 2022 - Low dissolved oxygen in the water is often referred to as a "dead zone" because most marine life either dies or if they are mobile such as fish, leaves the area. Habitats that would normally be teeming ...
Nancy Rabalais records data during a cruise aboard the R/V Pelican

Below-average Gulf of Mexico 'dead zone' measured by NOAA Supported NGI Partners

August 4, 2022 - Low river discharge is a key factor contributing to this year's dead zone NOAA-supported scientists announced that this year's Gulf of Mexico "dead zone"— an area of low to no oxygen that can kill ...
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 ...