NOAA Ship Thomas Jefferson Preparing for Next Mission
The NOAA Ship Thomas Jefferson arrived in New Orleans on May 28 following a five-day mission where it deployed a variety of U.S. Navy ocean monitoring instruments in the vicinity of the Deepwater Horizon/BP oil spill. Data from this mission will aid researchers in monitoring the surface and deep currents that are distributing the oil. On June 1, Thomas Jefferson is scheduled to sail from New Orleans to conduct sonar surveys, measure water chemistry, and take water samples. Credit: NOAA.
As the nation’s leading scientific resource for oil spills, NOAA has been on the scene of the BP spill from the start, providing coordinated scientific weather and biological response services to federal, state, and local organizations.
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