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Satellite Oceanography Laboratory


Projects

       1)     NASA, New Approaches to understanding the MJO using Satellite Altimetry and Aquarius Salinity in the Tropical Oceans (Sole PI), $296,249 (07/09/2013-07/08/2016).
2)   
ONR, Northern Indian Ocean Salt Transport (NIOST): Estimation of Fresh and Salt Water Transports in the Indian Ocean Using Remote Sensing, Hydrographic Observations and HYCOM simulations, $345,000; 05/01/2012-04/30/2015 (Sole PI).
3)  
NASA/South Carolina Space grant Graduate Fellowship, Estimation of Fresh and salt water transports in the Indian Ocean using NASA’s Aquarius Sea Surface Salinity data, (PI: Matthew Nienhaus, MS student (Marine Science) Advisor: Dr. Subrahmanyam Bulusu), $10,000; 05/01/2012-04/30/2013.
4)   
ONR, Estimation of Salt and Fresh water transports in the Bay of Bengal using HYCOM, $59,995, 05/14/11-9/30/2012 (Sole PI)
5)   
NASA/South Carolina Space grant Graduate Fellowship, Calibration and validation of SMOS and Aquarius Salinity data, (PI: Gary Grunseich, MS student (EOS) Advisor: Dr. Subrahmanyam Bulusu), $10,000; 08/01/2011-07/31/2012.
6)   
NASA, Indian Ocean Response to ENSO and IOD using satellite observations, $76,391, 08/16/2008 - 08/15/2010. (Sole PI)
7)   
NASA/SC South Carolina Space Grant, Hurricane Contribution to Air-Sea Fluxes of CO2, $10,000, 05/01/2008-04/30/2009 (Mentor, Graduate Fellowship Awarded to Michelle Gierach)
8)   
NASA/SC South Carolina Space Grant: Studying Large Scale Circulation with Altimetry, $10,000,  05/01/2008 - 04/30/2009 (Mentor, Graduate Fellowship Awarded to Dara Cadden)
9)   
NASA/SC South Carolina Space Grant, Studying Large Scale Circulation with Altimetry, $10,000, 08/01/2007-07/31/2008 (Mentor, Graduate Fellowship Awarded to Dara Cadden)
10)
NASA, Satellite data analysis of Low Frequency Indian Ocean Climate Variability, $239,524, 03/01/2006 - 02/28/2010. (Sole PI).
11)
NASA/South Carolina Space Grant, Influence of Phytoplankton on Ocean Circulation, $30,000, 05/01/2006 - 04/30/2008. (Sole PI)
12)
USC Office of Research and Health Sciences,  Acquisition of a long-range HF Radar surface current mapping system, $75,000, 2006-2007. (PI: Dr. Richard Styles & CO-PI’s: Dr. George Voulgaris, Subrahmanyam Bulusu and Sasha Yankovsky).
13)NASA/SC South Carolina Space Grant, Studying Large Scale Circulation with Altimetry, $10,000, 05/01/2006-04/30/2007 (Mentor, Graduate Fellowship Awarded to Dara Cadden)
14)
NASA/JPL, Comparison of upper ocean wave dynamics with JASON-1 and TOPEX/Poseidon, $444,000, 10/01/2000-09/30/2005. (PI: Dr. Jim O’Brien and CO-PI: Dr. Subrahmanyam Bulusu).


Data/Software (No Funds )

 

1.     ESA, Study on the Basin Scale Exchange of Salt in the Tropical Indian Ocean using SMOS Salinity data, 04/01/2009 - 03/31/2012 (Sole PI).

 2.     INCOIS/Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), Government of India, Equatorial Mooring Array for Current Observations and Research on Indian Ocean Dynamics (EMAC-IOD),  CO-PI, $2.2 Million (No funds to USC), 04/01/2012-03/31/2017.