New NSF project on impacts freshwater on the subpolar North Atlantic Ocean

Tom has been awarded a new NSF grant entitled “Impacts of Arctic freshwater export on the subpolar North Atlantic Ocean circulation“. This study seeks to understand how the melting of Arctic ice and extra Arctic precipitation can influence the ocean currents in the North Atlantic. The study also asks how much of the Arctic meltwater […]

Oceanography Merit Badge

Tom is teaching the Scouts BSA Oceanography merit badge! The program is being run through the Natural History Society of Maryland. For more details and registration, click here.

Using Hydraulic Theory to Monitor Dense Overflows in a Parabolic Channel

Dr. Atousa Saberi, a former graduate student in our group, has published a paper in the Journal of Physical Oceanography. The work is based on her PhD thesis and concerns monitoring of deep overflows, for example through the Faroe Bank Channel. The abstract reads: Deep ocean passages are advantageous sites for long term monitoring of […]

How do the Arctic and AMOC interact?

Team members Ali Siddiqui and Tom Haine have co-authored a paper entitled “Interactions between the Arctic Mediterranean and the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation: A Review.” The paper appears in a special issue of Oceanography on The New Arctic Ocean.

Coastal trapped waves excite Greenland fjords

Dr. Renske Gelderloos has published a paper on “Subinertial variability in four Southeast Greenland fjords in realistic numerical simulations.” The paper appears in the Journal of Geophysical Research (Oceans). And see this Research Spotlight in Eos!

Joan Bonilla Pagan joins group

Joan Bonilla Pagan has started his PhD in our program working on physical oceanography. Joan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Physics and Applied Math from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, and a Master’s degree in Oceanography from the University of Southampton, UK. He joins our group from a position as an oceanographic and […]

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 […]