SIO 219: Observational Oceanography Seminar

Winter Quarter 2006: Promoting New Ideas (Work in Progress)

Instructor: Sarah Gille
Location: NH 400
Time: Fridays, 12:00-1:00





13 Jan
Organizational meeting and Panel Discussion: The Funding Process
Special location: NH 101
Kraig Winters, Bruce Cornuelle, Dan Rudnick, Sarah Gille (moderator).
Optional (for the brave-hearted):
20 Jan
Mixed-Layer Depths and Antarctic Intermediate Water Formation
Jamie Holte
Sørensen, J. V. T., J. Ribbe, and G. Shaffer, 2001: Antarctic Intermediate Water Mass Formation in Ocean General Circulation Models, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 31(11), 3295-3311.
27 Jan
Coupled Modeling of Ocean and Atmosphere in the Eastern Tropical Pacific: Tropical Instability Waves
Hyodae Seo
Chelton et al., 2001: Observations of Coupling between Surface Wind Stress and Sea Surface Temperature in the Eastern Tropical Pacific J. Climate, 14, 1479-1498.
3 Feb
Ocean Sciences previews
Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Small-Scale Mixing in Drake Passage
Location of the Polar Front From AMSR-E Satellite Sea Surface Temperature Measurements

Andy Thompson

Shenfu Dong
Abstracts: Thompson, Dong
10 Feb
Ocean Sciences previews  
Seasonal Changes in Sand Level and Wave Energy on Southern California Beaches
The Influence of Internal Tidal Beams on Mixing and Mean Flow
Interannual Variability in North Pacific Heat and Salt Transport

Marissa Yates

Sylvia Cole

Liz Douglass
Abstracts: Yates, Cole, Douglass
17 Feb
Ocean Sciences previews
Wind Energy Input Into Ekman Motions and Vertical Viscosity Estimates in the Southern Ocean
Estimating the Mean Antarctic Circumpolar Current in Drake Passage From in situ Surface Velocities and Satellite Altimetry
Did the thermocline deepen in the California Current System after the climate regime shift in 1976-1977?

Shane Elipot

Yueng Lenn

Hey-Jin Kim
Abstracts: Elipot, Lenn, Kim
24 Feb
No Class; Ocean Sciences Meeting

3 Mar
Influence of Ocean Circulation on Biological Productivity in the southern Scotia Sea
Marina Frants

Holm-Hansen, O., et al, 2004:. Factors influencing the distribution, biomass, and productivity of phytoplankton in the Scotia Sea and adjoining waters. Deep Sea Res. II 51 1333-1350
10 Mar
Subpolar mode waters in the eastern North Atlantic subpolar gyre
Elena Brambilla
Speer, K. and E. Tziperman, 1992: Rates of Water Mass Formation in the North Atlantic Ocean, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 22, 93-104.
17 Mar
Coastal Ocean Observing Systems: The Case of Southern California (SCCOOS)
Gabriela Chavez
Chelton, D. B., R. L. Bernstein, A. Bratkovich, and P. M. Kosro, 1987. The Central California Coastal Circulation Study. EOS, 68, no.1-26, pp.1, 12-13. Available via electronic reserves

The observational seminar meets on Friday from 12:00-1:00 during the academic quarters, in Nierenberg Hall 400. The seminar is open to all. It is a forum for informal discussion of current literature on observational aspects of physical oceanography and for presentation of individual's work in progress. The subject matter for each quarter is determined by the participants, weighted towards the preferences of the enrolled students.

Reading each week is chosen to complement the topic. Normally the reading can be downloaded from UCSD's electronic reserves or directly from the journal. Readings that are not available electronically are placed in the NH reading room.

Enrolled students are expected to come prepared to participate in discussions and ask questions based on the reading material.

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