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NGI and NOAA Research Partner, Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium, Release 2021 Northern Gulf of Mexico Summer Hypoxic Zone Size Forecast

June 7, 2021 - 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. Nutrients from the Mississippi River ...

Northern Gulf Institute's Cebrian and Geosystems Research Institute's Turnage, Recognized for Outstanding Research Accomplishments

April 27, 2021 - Mississippi State recognized outstanding research accomplishments from across the university during its annual research awards ceremony. The ceremony marked the culmination of an academic year that saw ...

National Water Center Seeks to Hire Two Physical Scientists

March 26, 2021 - The National Water Center is seeking two Physical Scientists, GS-1301-12 that will work in the Water Prediction Operations Division reporting to Darone Jones in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The vacancy opens ...

Veteran Marine Scientist Named Co-director of Two MSU Research Institutes

December 15, 2020 - A marine scientist with extensive research and leadership experience will become the new co-director of the Northern Gulf Institute, a NOAA Cooperative Institute, led by Mississippi State. He will also ...

NOAA Research is Working with Mississippi State University's NGI and Raspet Flight Research Lab Using Drones to Help Scientists Understand Major Weather Events

November 12, 2020 - When it comes to data collection, uncrewed aerial systems — known as UAS or drones — are critical research tools. They’ve helped scientists take surveys of fur seal and polar bear populations, ...

NGI Researcher Explains Why Hurricanes Stall and Why it is so Hard to Forecast

September 24, 2020 - A lot can go wrong when hurricanes stall. Their destructive winds last longer. The storm surge can stay high. And the rain keeps falling. During Hurricane Sally, Naval Air Station Pensacola reported more ...

Recent Northern Gulf Institute Funded Research, Published In Nature, Shows that One Tropical Storm Passing Through Area Increases the Chance the Next One will be Stronger

September 23, 2020 - Exposure to extreme events is a major concern in coastal regions where growing human populations and stressed natural ecosystems are at significant risk to such phenomena. However, the complex sequence ...

Hypoxia Dead Zone Measured to be Smaller this Year

August 4, 2020 - The bottom area of low oxygen in Louisiana coastal waters west of the Mississippi River, commonly known as the ‘Dead Zone,’ was mapped at a much smaller-than-average size this summer. The area ...

MSU, Mississippi Research Institutions Partner with ERDCWERX to Support Commercialization of ERDC Technologies

July 8, 2020 - A new partnership has been created to support the market introduction of technologies invented at the seven laboratories of the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), headquartered ...

MSU Ranks Fourth in U.S. Academia for Supercomputing Power

June 29, 2020 - Mississippi State University is again among the nation’s elite in supercomputing power. MSU’s Orion supercomputer is the fourth most powerful academic data center in the U.S., according to ...