Bjerknes Seminar

Tom gave a Bjerknes seminar at the University of Bergen. He’s been a Bjerknes Fellow in 2022 and visiting wonderful Bergen. The talk’s title was: “Denmark Strait Overflow: The Greatest Waterfall you’ve Never Heard of”

Congratulations Dr. Saberi!

Atousa Saberi has been awarded her PhD in Earth & Planetary Sciences. Atousa’s thesis title is “Kinematics and dynamics of oceanic overflows: Application to the Denmark Strait and Faroe Bank Channel.” A link to the pdf of her thesis is here (or will be available soon). Atousa is beginning a postdoc fellowship at NASA Goddard […]

Rotating Shallow Water Dynamics Notes

Notes from E&PS Fluids II (Spring 2021 version) are now available. The notes cover theory of rotating shallow water systems, inertia gravity waves, and geostrophic adjustment. They include detailed theoretical solutions to adjustment in various geometries. They also include software (MATLAB, Julia) to check the solutions and compute numerical solutions in complex geometries. Several examples […]

Atousa Saberi video

Check out this cool video about Atousa’s research on the Denmark Strait Overflow!

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Colloquium

Tom has given a colloquium entitled “It is by the deep hidden currents that the oceans are made one” at the Goddard Scientific Colloquium. The talk title is a quote from Rachel Carson’s book Silent Spring.

Atousa Saberi thesis presentation

Atousa Saberi has successfully presented her PhD thesis entitled “Kinematics and Dynamics of Oceanic Overflows: Application to the Denmark Strait and Faroe Bank Channel”. Well done Atousa! Here’s her Thesis Abstract: An important mechanism in redistribution of heat and salt in the ocean is known as global meridional overturning circulation. Oceanic overflows contribute to the […]

Renske Gelderloos secures new NASA project on Labrador Sea salinity

Dr. Renske Gelderloos, Associate Research Scientist, will lead a new project on Labrador Sea salinity, funded by NASA. The project title is “Using satellite surface salinity measurements to derive and predict changes in dense water properties in the Labrador Sea.” Overview: This project will demonstrate the value of satellite salinity measurements by using them to […]

Ali Siddiqui wins Dean’s Teaching Fellowship

Graduate student Ali Siddiqui has been awarded a Dean’s Teaching Fellowship from the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences. Ali’s course will be on “A Modern History of Climate Science” and will be offered during the 2022-2023 academic year. Way to go Ali!

Renske Gelderloos wins NSF Grant on flow at the Greenland-Scotland Ridge

Associate Research Scientist and group member Renske Gelderloos has been awarded a new grant from the NSF Physical Oceanography program. Renske’s project is on “Subinertial variability across and around the Greenland-Scotland Ridge and its impacts on the ocean circulation.” Congratulations Renske! Overview: The Greenland-Scotland Ridge (GSR) is a shallow topographic ridge between Greenland and Scotland, […]