Education: Webinar Clips and Resources by Scientist/Educator
University of North Carolina
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.
Argo Data Visualization (00:02:33)Argo floats measure salinity at pre-programmed depths on a regular schedule, sending data back to oceanographers to view. Dr. Fred Bingham walks us through what that data might look like when visualized from month to month and this gives us an idea of how salinity varies throughout the year.
Introduction to a Glider System (00:03:14)Dr. Fred Bingham introduces viewers to an at-sea glider system, including their importance and function in modern oceanographic research.
Introduction to Argo (00:03:46)An introduction to the Argo float program, a worldwide network of profiling floats taking measurements in the world's oceans.
Introduction to Lagrangian Floats (00:03:02)Dr. Fred Bingham describes how a new type of float - called a Lagrangian float - is used for at-sea salinty research.
Introduction to Seagliders (00:02:03)There are surface drifters and wave gliders, so what constitutes a seaglider? Dr. Fred Bingham tells us in this clip, and shares how these drifters helped researchers to better understand the SPURS region.
Introduction to Surface Drifters (00:01:39)An introduction to the types of in-situ instrumentation used during a research cruise to the mid-Atlantic, including surface drifters.
Introduction to the Prawler Mooring (00:03:04)Dr. Fred Bingham introduces a specific type of instrument that "crawls" up and down a mooring line. The importance of this new technology, as well as what can happen if things go wrong, are discussed in this clip.
Introduction to the SPURS Moorings (00:05:26)During SPURS, three research moorings were deployed. In combination, these three stationary platforms collected data in the SPURS region, an area in the northern mid-Atlantic, playing a key role in understanding the high salinity area.
Lagrangian Float Data Visualization (00:02:24)In this clip, data from a Lagrangian Float - as well as its interpretation - are shared.
Seaglider Data Visualization (00:03:42)This clip highlights the mechanisms by which a seaglider, a popular type of oceanographic research equipment, moves throughout the ocean and how it is able to collect and transmit data to satellites in space.
Surface Drifters and SPURS (00:04:24)As part of the SPURS study, 40 surface drifters were deployed to measure salinity and other variables. Dr. Fred Bingham explains their ability to move through the ocean autonomously, and what information that they can provide researchers.
The Aquarius Satellite and SPURS (00:02:50)Dr. Fred Bingham talks how using both satellites and in-situ equipment is creating a more accurate picture of processes occurring in the salty Atlantic.
What Are Wave Gliders? (00:03:43)In this clip, Dr. Fred Bingham gives an overview of the various components aboard a wave glider.