Recent Submissions

  • Modulation of chlorophyll concentration by the Indian Ocean Dipole 

    Stansell, Shelby
    The Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) is a climate mode that causes changes in the Indian Ocean sea surface temperature and precipitation. The IOD affects precipitation in far reaching areas such as Africa and Japan. It also impacts ...
  • The role of topography in precipitation on the maritime continent 

    Barnett, Michael
    The topography and abundant moisture supply of the Maritime Continent (MC) combine to produce copious precipitation amounts as sea breezes converge and interact with mountains. Therefore, the MC is a good region to study ...
  • Sands of time: a renourished beach vs. a non-renourished beach 

    Kilcullen, Tania
    The effects of beach renourishment were examined at two different beaches located in Brevard County, Florida: Avenue B and Ponce Landing. Two profiles were taken the summer of 2015 at Avenue B and one profile was taken at ...
  • Radar ornithology in the River Lakes Conservation area 

    White, Annaleisa M.
    The River Lakes Conservation Area also known as St. Johns River (Upper Area) is a known habitat for migratory birds. The NEXRAD Radar was used to observe a population of migratory birds during the spring of 2015. A daily ...
  • Statistics of the Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO) amplitude 

    Harris, Tia
    The MJO is the dominant intraseasonal (20-100 day) variability in the tropics. It propagates eastward at 5 m/s. An MJO event is separated into eight phases that correlates to the location of the MJO event. An MJO is measured ...
  • Occurrence of native mangroves and invasive Brazilian Pepper on Recreation vs. Conservation spoil islands 

    Ambrose, Hailey L.
    This study investigated the shoreline distribution of native mangroves and invasive Brazilian Pepper on Recreation and Conservation spoil islands in the Indian River Lagoon (IRL). Based on observations made from earlier ...
  • Verification of precipitation forecasts from National Weather Service high resolution forecast models 

    Reardon, Kelly
    An evaluation of the High Resolution Rapid Refresh (HRRR) model and the Weather, Research, and Forecasting (WRF) model was conducted for the NWS in Melbourne, Florida. The models were verified through the radar precipitation ...
  • Onshore wind acceleration across the Indian River Lagoon 

    Al Sabri, Mohamed
    A study of the onshore (easterly) flow crossing the barrier island and Indian River Lagoon (IRL), in east central Florida, was conducted during the summer of 2015 in association with the DMES Field Projects. Wind observations ...
  • Ordinance retrieval crawler 

    Subacz, Peter; Kenny, Aaron; Chen, Tanqiuhao
    Underwater ordinance is a growing concern for mariners worldwide. These mines are placed in shallow water or continental shelves during periods of war. While some minefields are effective, some are not and these mines are ...
  • Remotely operated sea crawler (ROSCo V) 

    Byford, Brooklynn; Kohn, Sean; Tseka, Kyle; Vinje, A.
    Continue the advancement of the multidisciplinary design of a durable sea crawler system that is able to undertake sea floor missions where divers are not capable of exploring. The remotely operated vehicle (ROV) allows ...
  • The Fluidizer (Sand Management Device) 2016 

    Cespedes, Morgan; Christiansen, Ryan; Chen, Shouyu; Clancy, Phillip; Schifferl, Eric; Winter, Nathen; Zajac, Adam
    Fluidization works by pumping a fluid into a denser solid like material, and therefore turning the solid into a slurry or more fluid like substance . The fluidizer pumps water into the tight packed sands on the seafloor. ...
  • Marine current turbine prototypes 

    Clancy, Phil; Schiferl, Eric; Winter, Nathen; Zajac, Adam; Chen, Shouyu; Cespedes, Morgan; Christiansen, Ryan
    Marine current turbines (MCT) are used to generate green energy from currents and tides. This is done by converting the kinetic energy of rotating blades into electrical energy.
  • Solar boat 

    Burghardt, Brandon; Le Merdy, Thibaud; Palaschak, Brett; Brusnigham, Riggs; Flondro, Ashley; Rabenold, Jon; Casiraghi, Gianmarco; Dube, Joshua; Alkhalaf, Majed
    The solar boat will be built to compete in a world cup race in Monaco.The boat serves to further the knowledge and awareness of solar powered technologies, innovations and sustainable alternative energies and keep our ocean ...
  • The Fluidizer (A Sand Management Device) 

    Bennett, Savanna; Dembinski, Shane; Gencarelli, Joseph; Le Merdy, Thibaud; Searcy, Shaun
    Upon each deployment of The Fluidizer, the team found ways to improve the efficiency of deployment, function, and removal of the system. at that depth. Improvements included: •Removal of the main frame previously located ...
  • FLUME* – Recirculating Water Tank 

    Le Merdy, Thibaud; Bennett, Savanna; Dembinski, Shane; Gencarelli, Joseph; Searcy, Shaun
    All objectives were successfully achieved and even more. It was seen that the model flume could simulate vessel going up to 22 knots instead of 12 knots. Laminar flow was visually observed over time. Then, by increasing ...
  • Remotely Operated Sea Crawler (ROSCo IV) 

    Corbet, M.; Hackett, T.; Houser, S.; Kesselring, C.; Liljegren, P.; McKaige, K.; Pumphrey, M.
    The objective of this project was to continue the multidisciplinary design of a durable sea crawler system that would be able to undertake seafloor missions where divers are not able to explore due to physical limitations. ...
  • TOMCAT ROV and Mobile Operation Center 

    Corbet, M.; Hackett, T.; Houser, S.; Kesselring, C.; Liljegren, P.; McKaige, K.; Pumphrey, M.
    The objective of the TOMCAT Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) is to assist in underwater archeological missions featuring wide range of maneuverability, live feed at the surface, and a claw able to cut cable or rope in ...
  • Solar Boat 

    Burghardt, Brandon; Le Merdy, Thibaud; Palaschak, Brett; Brusnigham, Riggs; Flondro, Ashley; Rabenold, Jon; Casiraghi, Gianmarco; Dube, Joshua; Alkhalaf, Majed
    The solar boat is designed and built to compete in a world cup race in Monaco. The boat serves to further the knowledge and awareness of solar powered technologies, innovations and sustainable alternative energies and keep ...
  • Daily Wind Accelerations in Mountain Valleys in Western Montana 

    Militti, Joseph
    Valley regions within the Rocky Mountains frequently experience high wind events based on a variety of reasons. In the western Montana area there is a specific wind event that occurs almost daily, one to two days at most ...
  • Short Term Changes in Seagrass Meadows in the Northern Indian River Lagoon (Titusville. FL) 

    Hirschfeld, Jean A.
    The purpose of this study was to research the distribution and growth of seagrasses at the Max Brewer Causeway (Titusville, FL) over Summer 2015. The seagrass surveyed was Halodule wrightii, because of it is the most ...

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