The Tempest: View of Hurricane Gonzalo from Above and Beneath the Waves

Speakers: Mark Guishard, BIOS and Ruth Curry, BIOS and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

In October 2014, two tropical cyclones hit Bermuda within one week of each other, a rare event  for such a small target. This talk outlines some of the data collected before during and after the passage of Hurricanes Fay and Gonzalo, from both the atmosphere and the ocean.  It was presented to the public at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute, jointly by RPI Program Manager Mark Guishard, and Ruth Curry of BIOS and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute.

This fascinating evening got inside the development and passage of Hurricane Gonzalo and its atmospheric effects on Bermuda providing a deeper look at the impact of the storm on the surrounding ocean as seen by the BIOS glider system deployed in the path of the hurricane.