Introduction to Seagliders

Fred Bingham

University of North Carolina

Dr. Bingham received his Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego in Oceanography. His research interests include global distributions of sea surface salinity and large scale regional physical oceanography in the Kuroshio, the western North and Equatorial Pacific, and Onslow Bay, North Carolina.

Webinar Clip
There are surface drifters and wave gliders, so what constitutes a seaglider? Dr. Bingham tells us in this clip, and shares how these drifters helped researchers to better understand the SPURS region. Dr. Bingham participated in a research cruise as part of a larger project known as SPURS (Salinity Process in the Upper Ocean Regional Study) and was able to deploy a number of these gliders into the Atlantic Ocean.

Full webinar: Follow that Salt! Results and the Future of Salinity Exploration

Click here for a transcript of this clip (PDF, 32.7 KB).

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