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Past Physical Oceanography Seminars

October 2011

October 4, 2011:
Shin Kida, JAMSTEC, "The sea surface temperature variability in the Indonesian Seas."

October 11, 2011:
Fabien Roquet, MIT, “On the Pattern of Wind-Power Input to the Ocean circulations”

October 18, 2011: Clark 201
Anne-Marie Treguier, CNRS Laboratoire de Physique des Oceans, "Eddy contributions to the meridional transport of salt in the North Atlantic"

October 20, 2011:
PO Special Seminar, Clark 201 @ 10am
Takeyoshi Nagai, University of Tokyo, “Microstructure observations in the Kuroshio Front”
October 25, 2011:
Claudia Cenedese, PO, “Downwelling in Basins Subject to Buoyancy Loss”

October 27, 2011:
PO Special Seminar, Clark 507 @ 10am
Peter Brandt, IFM-GEOMAR, "Interannual atmospheric variability forced by the deep equatorial Atlantic Ocean"

September 2011
September 6, 2011:
Jack Whitehead, PO, "Interaction of convection and floating material --- why most all the water is in the ocean"

September 13, 2011:
Robert Todd, PO, "Thermohaline structure in coastal systems"

September 20, 2011:
James Holte, PO, "Structure, properties, and heat content of southeast Pacific eddies"

September 27, 2011:
August 2011

August 2, 2011:
Alexey Fedorov, Yale University, "The ventilated ocean: stratification and overturning in an ocean with a fully adiabatic interior"

August 4, 2011:
PO Special Seminar, Clark 201 @ 10am
Sherry Scott, Marquette University. "Ergodicity defect and its diverse uses in the anlaysis of fluid flows."

August 9, 2011:
John Marshall, MIT, "Climate determinism revisited: multiple equilibria in a complex climate model"

August 16, 2011:
Melissa Omand, PO, "Physical controls on episodic nearshore phytoplankton blooms in Southern California"

August 23, 2011:
Rui Xin Huang, PO,  "Water mass formation/erosion, global subduction/obduction rates and their variability"

August 30,2011:
Bror Jonsson, Princeton University "New Methods to Estimate Biological Production and Why We Should Care"

July 2011

July 5, 2011:

July 12, 2011:
Hezi Gildor, The Hebrew University, "The circulation in the Gulf of Aqaba/Eilat and the exchange flow with the Red Sea revisited"

July 19, 2011: Clark 201
Terry Joyce, PO, Why and how does a commericially-important part of the NE fishery respond to changes in the Atlantic Meridional Overturing Circulation?"

July 21, 2011:
PO Special Seminar, Clark 201 @ 10am
Isaac Gertman, Israel Oceanographic & Limnological Research, National Institute of Oceanography, " The Eastern Mediterranean Transient. Can we expect repetition of this fenomena?"
Abstract pdf file:

July 26, 2011:
James Girton, Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington, "DIMES Finestructure: Spatial and temporal variability of near-inertial waves and mixing in the Southern Ocean"

June 2011

June 7, 2011: Clark 201
Bob Pickart, PO, "New ideas on the formation and transport of Denmark Strait Overflow Water"

June 9, 2011:
PO Special Seminar, Clark 271 @ 10am
Ute Hausmann, Imperial College London, UK "The observed imprint of mesoscale eddies on the sea surface temperature field and its associated heat transport"

June 14, 2011:
Young-Oh Kwon, PO, “Atmosphere-Ocean Variability Associated with Kuroshio and Oyashio Extension Fluctuations”

June 21, 2011:
Ted Durland, OSU & Tom Farrar PO, “On the spectrum of equatorial inertia-gravity waves and the significance of zero group velocity”

June 28, 2011: Clark 201
Joe LaCasce, University of Oslo, “Estimating subsurface velocities with SQG: what happens with realistic stratification”

June 30, 2011:
PO Special Seminar, Clark 507 @ 10am
Benjamin Giese, Texas A&M University, College Station "El Nino in SODA 1871-2008"

May 2011
May 3, 2011:
Magdalena Andres, PO, "Barotropic and Baroclinic Responses to Basin-Wide Wind Forcing: Insights on the Kuroshio from Observations and a 2-layer Model"
Abstract pdf file

May 10, 2011:
Carlos F. Moffat, University of Concepcion, Chile, “The response of coastally-trapped buoyant plumes to downwelling-favorable wind-stress forcing”
Abstract pdf file

May 17, 2011: Clark 201
Gualtiero Badin, Boston University, "Lateral mixing in the pycnocline by baroclinic mixed layer eddies"

May 24, 2011: Clark 201
Prof. Antonio Cenedese, Universita di Roma 'Sapienza', "Numerical and experimental simulations of local winds"

May 31, 2011:
Karan Venayagamoorthy, Colorado State University, "Mixing in Stably Stratified Turbulence"
Sylvia Cole, PO

January 11, 2011
Jeremy L. Kasper, PO

January 18, 2011

January 25, 2011
Samar Khatiwala, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
April 2011

April 5, 2011:
Emily Shroyer, PO, “Transformation of the Alaskan coastal current in Barrow Canyon”
Abstract pdf file

April 12, 2011:
Yuko Okumura
, NCAR, “Low-frequency Climate Variability over Antarctica and Linkages to the Tropics: Analysis of Instrumental Data and Ice Core and Coral Records for the Past 100-200 Years”
Abstract pdf file

April 14, 2011:
PO Special Seminar, Clark 201 @10am

Jinbo Wang
, MIT/PO, "Instabilities of an eastern boundary current with and without large-scale flow influence"

April 19, 2011:
Ken Brink, PO, "Buoyancy arrest and cross-shelf transport"

April 21, 2011:
PO Special Seminar, Clark 507 @ 3pm
R. Dwi Susanto, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University,
"Role of Indonesian throughflow on global ocean"
Abstract pdf file

April 26, 2011:
Alexandra Jahn, NCAR, "Variability and change in the Arctic Ocean"
Abstract pdf file
March 2011

March 1, 2011:
Xin Huang, PO, "Adiabatic density surface, the only neutrally buoyant surface"

March 8, 2011:
Donglai Gong, PO, "Summertime evolution of the shelf-slope front and the secondary circulation on the NJ shelf"

March 9, 2011:
PO Special Seminar, Clark 507 @ 3pm
J Robert Toggweiler, NOAA, "Distribution of Old Water at the Ocean's Surface"

March 15, 2011:
Ryan Sriver, Penn State University, "Investigating dynamical impacts of tropical cyclones on the ocean using observations and models"
Abstract pdf file

March 22, 2011: Clark 201
Elizabeth Douglass, PO, "Kuroshio pathways in a climateologically-forced model"

March 24, 2011:
PO Special Seminar, Clark 201 @ 10am
Yi Chao, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, "Thermal-Recharging Profiling Floats and Gliders for Ocean Research and Applications"

March 29, 2011:
Laura Ciasto, University of New South Wales, Australia, "Observations of Large-Scale Ocean-Atmosphere Interaction in the Extratropical Southern Ocean"
Abstract pdf file

February 2011
February 1, 2011:

February 2, 2011:
PO Special Seminar, Clark 507 @ 3pm
J Robert Toggweiler, NOAA, "Distribution of Old Water at the Ocean's Surface"

February 3, 2011:
PO Special Seminar, Clark 507 @ 3pm
Paul Durack, CSIRO, "Fifty Years of Water Cycle Change expressed in Ocean Salinity"

February 8, 2011:
Terry Joyce, PO, New perspectives on Eighteen Degree Water formation from CLIMODE"

February 15, 2011:
James Holte, PO, "Subantarctic Mode Water Formation air-sea fluxes and cross-frontal exchange"

February 22, 2011:
Andreas Klocker, MIT, "Estimating eddy diffusivities in the Southern Ocean"

February 24, 2011:
PO Special Seminar, Clark 507 @ 3pm
Billy Kessler, NOAA Pacific Marine Enviornmental Laboratory, "Circulation in the Coral Sea from mapped Argo drift data"

January 2011

January 4, 2011:
Sylvia Cole, PO, "Thermohaline struture as tracer of circulation and mixing"
January 11, 2011:
Jeremy L. Kasper, PO,
"Idealized Modeling of Circulation Under Landfast Ice"

January 18, 2011:
Paolo Luzzatto-Fegiz, Cornell University, "Stability of vortex and wave flows from bifurcation diagrams exploiting a variational argument"

January 25, 2011:
Samar Khatiwala, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, "Constraining ocean ventilation time scales with tracer observations: implications for anthropogenic CO2 uptake and radiocarbon ages"

November 2010

November 2, 2010:
John Taylor, MIT, "Turbulence and the Spring Phytoplankton Bloom"

November 9, 2010:
Olivier Marchal, G&G, "Penetration of a freshwater front into the ocean interior: Laboratory experiments and a simple theory"

November 16, 2010:
Wilken-Jon von Appen, MIT-WHOI-PO Dept. Joint Program, "Two Configurations of the Western Arctic Shelfbreak Current in Summer"

November 23, 2010:
Cancelled – Thanksgiving week.

November 30, 2010:
Yuri Lvov, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, "The Oceanic Internal Wave Energy Spectrum - Synthesis of Theory and Observations"

October 2010
October 5, 2010
Brian Dushaw, Applied Physics Lab, University of Washington, “On the predictability of mode-1 internal tides”

October 7, 2010
PO Special Seminar, Clark 507 @ 1pm
Oliver Sun, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, "Bicoherence Observations of PSI Near the Hawaiian Ridge"

October 12, 2010
Florian Sevellec, Yale University, “Predictability study of the large scale ocean state, implication for data measurement”

October 19, 2010
5th Annual Chapman Lecture
Tuba Ozkan-Haller, Oregon State University, “Wave-driven Circulation in the Nearshore and Coastal Ocean”
Note: Reception to follow

October 26, 2010
Steve Rintoul, CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research, Antarctic Climate
and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre, Australia,"Recent progress in
understanding the circulation of the Southern Ocean and its role in the Earth system

October 28, 2010
PO Special Seminar, Clark 201 @ 10am
Johann Lutjeharms, University of Cape Town, South Africa, "Studying western boundary currents: what we have learnt about the Agulhas Current in three decades."

September 2010

September 7, 2010:
Rui Xin Huang, PO, “Energetics of isopycnal mixing”

September 14, 2010:
Zoltan Szuts, Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, “Waves across the Atlantic at 26N: a vertical mode decomposition and how it relates to large-scale transport”

September 21, 2010:
Martha Buckley, MIT/PAOC, “Atlantic Decadal Variability”

September 28, 2010:
Ira Didenkulova, Tallinn University of Technology, “Long waves induced by high-speed ferries: their modelling, measurements, sediment transport, impact on coasts”

August 2010

August 3, 2010:
Alexey Fedorov, Yale University, "An interdecadal mode of the AMOC related to temperature variations and ocean dynamics"

August 10, 2010:
Amy Bower, PO, Export Pathways from the Subpolar North Atlantic: A Follow-Up"

August 17, 2010:
Kathie Kelly, University of Washington, "The Sources of Anomalies in Eighteen Degree Water Formation and Dissipation"

August 19, 2010:
PO Special Seminar, Clark 507 @ 10am
Jochem Marotzke, Max Planck Institute for Meterology, "Snowball Earth and Hothouse Earth- Simulating Exterme Climates"

August 23, 2010:
PO Special Seminar, Clark 507 @2pm
Sachiko Yoshida, University of Hawaii, "Observed characteristics of the Hawaiian lee eddies and their interannual modulations"

August 24, 2010:
Ray Schmitt, PO, "Termohaline convection at density ratios below one: A new regime for salt fingers"

August 26, 2010:
PO Special Seminar @10am in Clark 507
Gregory C. Johnson, NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory and University of Washington School of Oceanography, "Warming of Global Abyssal and the Deep Southern Waters Between the 1990's and the 2000s: Contibutions to Global Heat and Sea Level Rise Budgets"

August 31, 2010:
Rym Msadek, GFDL, "Assessing the decadal variability and predictability of climate in the GFDL coupled model"

July 2010

July 6, 2010:

July 13, 2010:
Annalisa Bracco, Georgia Institute of Technology, “Interannual variability of surface eddy kinetic energy in the Labrador Sea.”

July 20, 2010:
Leif Thomas, Stanford University, “Reduction of the usable wind-work on the general circulation by forced symmetric instability.”

July 27, 2010:
Christian Buckingham, University of Rhode Island, “Zonal Lines in Microwave SST Front Probability.”

July 28, 2010:
PO Special Seminar @10am in Clark 507
Harper Simmons, University of Alaska Fairbanks, “Planetary beta-dispersion of near-inertial waves.”

July 29, 2010:
PO Special Seminar @10am in Clark 507
Steven Ramp, CeNCOOS Program Director, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, “Characterizing the nonlinear internalwave climate in the northeastern South China Sea”

May 2010

May 4, 2010:
Liz Douglass, PO, “Oceanic Variability in the Northwest Pacific Ocean”.

May 11, 2010:
Carol Ann Clayson, FSU, “High-frequency feedbacks between the ocean and atmosphere and their effects on longer timescale variability”.

May 18, 2010:
Robert Pickart, PO, "Upwelling in the Alaskan Beaufort Sea: Atmospheric Forcing and local versus non-local response".

May 25, 2010:
Beate Liepert, NorthWest Research Associates in Redmond, Washington, "Global rainfall variability and constraints in present and future climate scenarios".

April 2010

April 6, 2010:
Geffrey Gebbie, Harvard University, "How is the ocean filled?: Insights on past and present ocean circulation from water-mass distributions"

April 13, 2010:
Amala Mahadevan, Boston University, "Physcial underpinnings of oceanic productivity"

April 15, 2010:
PO Special Seminar, Clark 201 @2pm
Yi Huang, Harvard University, " A radiation spectral perspective of climate change"

April 20, 2010:
Camille Li, Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, "Atmospheric jet structures and how they relate to global climate"

April 27, 2010: Clark 201 @2pm
Irina Rypina, PO, "Transport Pathways in the North Atlantic: Searching for Throughput"

March 2010

March 2, 2010:
PO Special Seminar, Clark 507 @ 10am
Burkard Baschek, UCL, "High-resolution aerial and in situ measurements of submesoscale eddies, fronts, and filaments"

March 2, 2010:
Jianjun Yin, Florida State University, “Observation and model projection of rapid sea level rise on the northeast coast of the United States”

 March 9, 2010:
Xiaopei Lin, Ocean University of China, “A westward upwind flow-Yellow Sea Warm Current: new observation and mechanism”

March 11, 2010:
PO Special Seminar, Clark 507 @ 2pm
Matthew Huber, Purdue University, “Progress in understanding the dynamics of past warm climates”

March 16, 2010:
Andrew Thompson, University of Cambridge, “Southern Ocean Jets”

March 23, 2010:
Hyodae Seo, University of Hawaii, "Regional coupled downscaling of climate and weather"

March 30, 2010:
Caroline Ummenhofer, University of New South Wales, “The role of the Indian Ocean for regional rainfall variability and drought: Mechanisms and implications for forecasting”

February 2010

February 2, 2010:     
Phil Richardson, PO, "How do albatrosses fly around the world without flapping
their wings?”

February 9, 2010:
Ken Brink, PO, "Topographic Rectification"

February 11, 2010:
PO Special Seminar, Clark 507 @ 10am
Ted Durland, COAS-OSU, "Distortion of Long Rossby Waves by Equatorial Currents"

February 16, 2010:
Terrence Joyce, PO, "On the Path of the Gulf Stream and the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation."

February 23, 2010:
Cancelled – Ocean Sciences Meeting

January 2010

January 5, 2009:
Karl Helfrich, Physical Oceanography Department, "A model of large-amplitude internal solitary waves with trapped cores"

January 12, 2009:
Lynne Talley, University of California, San Diego, "Simplified meridional overturning streamfunctions (a sequel) and global freshwater transports"

January 19, 2009:
Young-Gyu Park, Princeton, “The origin of the Tsushima Warm Current in a high resolution model”

January 26, 2009:
Xin Huang, PO, "Meridional circulation in the western coastal zone as a boundary layer"


December 2009

December 1, 2009:
Gil Boher, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Geodetic Science, Ohio State University, "Eddy flux observations of evaporation and vapor advection in the Gulf of Aqaba (Eilat), northern Red Sea"

December 8, 2009: Clark 201
Mick Follows, MIT, "Patterns of phytoplankton diversity in a model ocean".

December 15, 2009:
Cancelled, AGU Week

December 22, 2009:

December 29, 2009:

November 2009

November 3, 2009:
Julie Deshayes, Laboratoire de Physique des Oceans (CNRS), “Impact of a barotropic boundary current on eddies in a convective basin”

November 10, 2009:
Sheekela Baker-Yeboah, MIT, “Dipoles and Agulhas Leakage”?

November 17, 2009:
Young-Oh Kwon, PO,  “Multi-decadal Variability of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation in a Climate Model”

November 24, 2009:
Emily Shroyer, PO, “ Variability in the Nonlinear Internal Wave Field on the New Jersey shelf-- Observations from the Shallow Water 2006 Experiment”

October 2009

October 6, 2009:
John Marshall, MIT, 'Thought experiments in climate and paleo climate'

October 13, 2009:
Kim Martini, University of Washington, "Internal Waves and Mixing on the Oregon Continental Slope"

October 20, 2009:
Malte Mueller , University of Victoria,  “Secular and seasonal changes of ocean tides: Model results and observations”

October 22, 2009:
PO Special Seminar, Clark 271 @ 10am
Thierry Penduff. LEGI-MEOM, "Assessing the forced and intrinsic ocean variability in multi-resolution global DRAKKAR simulations"

October 27, 2009:
Ross Tulloch, MIT Scales, “Growth rates, and spectral fluxes of baroclinic instability and geostrophic turbulence in the ocean: observations and models”

September 2009

September 1, 2009:
Claude Frankignoul, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, "Atmospheric response to North
Pacific western boundary current variability"

September 8, 2009:
Kristopher Karnauskas, G&G, "The Galapagos Islands and the EUC: Time for a reality check?"

September 10, 2009:
PO Special Seminar, Clark 201 @ 10am
Deirdre A. Byrne, University of Maine, “The "warm water route": The Agulhas leakage measured during ASTTEX, 2003-2005”

September 15, 2009:
Xujing Davis, PO, "Variability of STMW in the North Pacific: Numerical Investigations"

September 22, 2009:

September 29, 2009:
Irina Rypina. PO, "Chaotic advection in an archipelago"

August 2009

August 4, 2009:
Kurt Polzin, PO, "Toward Regional Characterizations of the Oceanic Internal Wavefield"

August 11, 2009:
Carl Wunsch, MIT Dept. of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, “The ocean variability frequency-wavenumber spectrum and trend determination”

August 18, 2009:
Alexey Fedorov, Yale University, "A climate feedback between tropical cyclones and the wind-driven circulation of the upper ocean: implications for the Pliocene and contemporary climate change"

August 25, 2009:
Louis St. Laurent, PO, "Mixing rates within and below the thermocline transition layer"


January 4, 2011:
Sylvia Cole, PO, "Thermohaline struture as tracer of circulation and mixing"
January 11, 2011:
Jeremy L. Kasper, PO,
"Idealized Modeling of Circulation Under Landfast Ice"

January 18, 2011:
Paolo Luzzatto-Fegiz, Cornell University, "Stability of vortex and wave flows from bifurcation diagrams exploiting a variational argument"

January 25, 2011:
Samar Khatiwala, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, "Constraining ocean ventilation time scales with tracer observations: implications for anthropogenic CO2 uptake and radiocarbon ages"

December 2006

December 5, 2006:
Larry Pratt, PO, "Deep overflows and their stability"

December 12, 2006:
No seminar - AGU week

December 19, 2006:
Amala Mahadevan, The Department of Earth Sciences at Boston University, "Submesoscale processes in the upper ocean"

December 20, 2006: Clark 507, 10am
PO Special Seminar

Benjamin Rabe, Alfred-Wegener-Institute, Polar and Marine Research in Bremerhaven, "Mean circulation and variability of the tropical Atlantic during 1952-2001 in the ECCO assimilation fields"

December 26, 2006:
No seminar - Christmas week

November 2006

November 7, 2006:
Annalisa Bracco, PO, "The Indian monsoon, the ENSO teleconnection and the Tropical Atlantic"

November 9, 2006: Clark 201, 3pm
PO Special Seminar

Kent Moore, University of Toronto, "Flow distortion by Greenland and its impact on the ocean."

November 14, 2006:
Toshiyuki Hibiya, Department of Earth and Planetary Science, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo, "Global mapping of mixing hotspots in the deep ocean"

November 21, 2006:
No Seminar - Thanksgiving week

November 28, 2006:
Jaci Brown, Yale University, "Dynamics and Nonlinear Feedbacks in the Central and Eastern Pacific Ocean" Read abstract

October 2006

October 3, 2006:
Carl Wunsch, MIT, "Determining global sea level change--patterns and causes"
» Seminar presentation

October 10, 2006:
Terry Joyce, PO, "The wind-driven circulation of the Arctic and Greenland's Island Rule"

October 17, 2006:
Pavel Berloff, PO, "The Turbulent Oscillator: On Low-Frequency Variability of the Ocean."

October 24, 2006: Clark 507
Special Seminar Sponsored by:
Arctic Climate Seminar Series, OCCI, WHOI
Ruediger Gerdes, Alfred Wegener Institute, "Major problems in the modeling of the Arctic ice-ocean climate system"
» Read abstract

October 26, 2006: Clark 201, 10am
PO Special Seminar on Fluid Mechanics
Dr Natalia Berloff, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP), University of Cambridge, UK,
"Modelling Quantum Fluids"

October 26, 2006: Clark 507, 3pm
Special Seminar Sponsored by:
Arctic Climate Seminar Series, OCCI, WHOI
Greg Holloway, Institute of Ocean Sciences, BC, Canada, "Arctic Ocean Models Intercomparison Project.  Getting somewhere?"

October 31, 2006:
Mike Spall, PO, "Aspects of wind/SST coupling on the oceanic mesoscale"
» Seminar presentation

September 2006

September 5, 2006:
Rui Xin Huang, PO, "Surface wave enhanced turbulence as an important source of mechanical energy sustaining and regulating thermohaline circulation"

September 11, 2006: Clark 201, 3pm
PO Special Seminar

Joe LaCasce, Norwegian Meteorological Institute, Eddies in the Southern Indian Ocean ("Ah", nodded Arthur, "Is he. Is he.")

September 12, 2006:
Greg Gerbi , PO, "Direct covariance observations of turbulent fluxes in the mixed layer"

September 19, 2006:
Leonid  M. Ivanov, Department of Mathematics, University of Southern California, CA, " Optimal Spectral Decomposition for Oceanic Currents: Applications to Lagrangian Data"
» Read abstract

September 26, 2006:
Mary-Louise Timmermans, PO, Eddies in the Canada Basin, Arctic Ocean, observed from Ice Tethered Profilers

September 28, 2006: Clark 201, 10am
Special Seminar
Irene Garcia Berdeal, PO, "Flow and hydrography in the hydrothermally-active axial valley of Endeavour Segment (Juan de Fuca Ridge)"

August 2006

August 1, 2006: 3:30
Dave Chapman Lecture

Allan J. Clarke, Florida State University, 'Too fast' planetary wave propagation off the California coast"

August 8, 2006:
Ted Durland, PO, "Transmission of Large Waves Through Small Straits"
Seminar Presentaton (pdf) »

August 15, 2006:
Alexey Fedorov, Department of Geology and Geophysics, Yale University, "Net energy dissipation rates in the tropical ocean and ENSO dynamics"

August 17 , 2006: Clark 201, 10am
PO Special Seminar

10:00am - 10:30am
Wilken-Jon von Appen, PO Summer Student Fellow, "Using Satellite Sea Surface Height Data to investigate the Variability in the North Atlantic Current Pathways over the Mid Atlantic Ridge"
10:30am - 11:00am
Ryo Saotome, PO Summer Student Fellow, "The Role of Sea Surface Temperatures in Hurricane Formation"

August 22, 2006:
Bob Pickart, PO, "Aleutian low pressure systems and their impact on two ocean basins"

August 29, 2006:
Claude Frankignoul, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris and PO, "Observed influence of North Pacific SST anomalies on the atmospheric circulation"

August 31, 2006: Clark 201, 10am
PO Special Seminar

Sophie Clayton, PO Summer Student Fellow, "The role of horizontal advection and diffusion in determining the patchiness of passive and reactive tracers at the sea surface."

July 2006

July 4th:
No Seminar: Holiday

July 6, 2006: Clark 507, 10am
PO Special Seminar

Rob Hetland, Texas A&M University, "Water mass modification in steady, near-field river plumes"

July 11, 2006: Clark 201
Bob Weisberg, University of South Florida, "Some lessons learned from a coastal ocean observing system on the West Florida Shelf"

July 13, 2006: Clark 201, 3pm
Special Seminar Sponsored by:
Arctic Climate Seminar Series, OCCI, WHOI

Dick Moritz, Polar Science Center, APL/UW, "Variability of sea-ice draft at the North Pole Environmental Observatory, 2001-2005" Read abstract

July 18, 2006:
Ivana Cerovecki, MIT, "Eddy transport and mixing in a wind and buoyancy driven flow on the sphere"

July 25, 2006:
Special Seminar Sponsored by:
Arctic Climate Seminar Series, OCCI, WHOI

Dmitri Dukhovskoy, Florida State University, "A mechanism of decadal variability of the Arctic Ocean - Greenland Sea atmosphere-ice-ocean system"
June 2006

June 6, 2006: Clark 201
Ulrike Riemenschneider, PO, "A regional modeling study of the Faroe Bank Channel Overflow"

June 13, 2006:
Changsheng Chen, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, "Impacts of Complex Coastal Geometry and Steep Bottom Topography on Tidal Dynamics in the Arctic Ocean"

June 15, 2006: Clark 201, 10am
Special Seminar
Inga Koszalka, ISAC-CNR and the Politecnico di Torino, Italy, "Turbulent advection and plankton cycle"

June 19, 2006:
PO Special Seminar, 3pm, Carriage House

Barry Klinger, Climate Dynamics Program, George Mason University, MD
"Decadal Response of Global Circulation to Perturbation in Southern Ocean Zonal Wind Stress"

June 20, 2006:
Lisan Yu, PO, "Global variations in oceanic evaporation"

June 23, 2006:
PO Special Seminar, 1pm, Clark 201

Tom Sanford, Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington
and Jim Price, PO, "Upper ocean response to a hurricane - one more time"

June 27, 2006:
John Toole, PO, "Temporal characteristics of abyssal finescale motions above rough bathymetry"

May 2006

May 2, 2006:
Ruth Curry, PO, "Climate Implications of Globally Shifting Fresh Water Distributions"

May 9, 2006: Clark 201
Rick Krishfield, WHOI, "Spatial and temporal variability of oceanic heat flux to the Arctic ice pack"

May 11, 2006: Clark 507, 11am
PO Special Seminar
Sponsored by: Arctic Climate Seminar Series, OCCI, WHOI

Mark C. Serreze, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado,
"Large Scale Heat and Freshwater Budgets of the Arctic"
Read abstract

May 12, 2006: Clark 201, 10am
PO Special Seminar

Mike Meredith, British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge,United Kingdom
"Circumpolar transport variability in the Southern Ocean"

May 12, 2006: Clark 201, 3pm
PO Special Seminar

Mike Meredith, British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge,United Kingdom
"Variability and change in the ocean west of the Antarctic Peninsula"

May 16, 2006:
Jake Gebbie, Harvard, Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences
"Modulation of Westerly Wind Bursts by Sea Surface Temperature as an
Intrinsic Part of ENSO Dynamics"

May 23, 2006:
Jiayan Yang, PO, "Kuroshio forcing of the East Asian Marginal Seas"

May 25, 2006: Clark 201, 10am
PO Special Seminar

Tatiana Rykova, WHOI/MIT PO Student, "Evolution of the Irminger Current Anticyclones in the Labrador Sea from Hydrographic Data"

May 30, 2006:
Ken Brink, PO, "Shelf edge eddies and exchanges North of Australia"

April 2006

April 4, 2006:
Leif Thomas , PO, "Destruction of Potential Vorticity by Winds: Implications for Mode Water Formation."

April 11, 2006:
Time Change: 3:30pm
Note: The PO seminar will be replaced by:
Distinguished Lecturer Series, sponsored by the Scientific Staff Executive Committee (SciSEC)
Rick Potts, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
"Environmental dynamics and the evolution of humans"

April 13, 2006: 10am, Clark 201
PO Special Seminar
Brian White, PO, "Coherent Eddies and Mass Transport in the Shear Flows Influenced by Aquatic Vegetation"

April 18, 2006:
Antonio Cenedese, University of Rome, Italy, "Two Dimensional Turbulence In Geophysical Flows" Read abstract

April 25 , 2006:

March 2006

March 2, 2006: 10am, Clark 201
Special Seminar

Jean-Claude Gascard, LODYC, Paris, "Submesoscale coherent vortices and deep convection in the Greenland Sea"

March 7, 2006:
Joseph Martin, Applied Physics Lab, University of Washington, "Dynamics of Gulf of Alaska Eddies Observed with Seaglider"

March 14, 2006:
Claudia Cenedese, PO, "Laboratory experiments on mixing in a dense current down a slope"

March 21, 2006:
Jian Lu, Climate Dynamics and Prediction Group, GFDL/NOAA, Forrestal Campus, Princeton University, "Understanding the Sahel drought using GFDL models"

March 23, 2006: 10am, Clark 201
PO Special Seminar


March 28, 2006:
David Schecter, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Colorado State University,
"Spontaneous Gravity Wave Radiation from Vortices: New Theoretical Insights with Special Relevance to Hurricanes"

February 2006

February 7, 2006:
Luc Rainville, PO, "The Dissipation  of Low-Mode Internal Waves"

February 9, 2006: 10am, Clark 507
Special Seminar Sponsored by:
Arctic Climate Seminar Series, OCCI, WHOI

Ignatius Rigor, Polar Center, University of Washington
"Interdecadal Variations in Arctic Sea Ice"

February 14, 2006:

Young-Oh Kwon, NCAR, Boulder, "North Pacific Decadal Variability in the Community Climate System Model"

February 21, 2006:

February 28, 2006:
Jason Goodman, PO, "Why the West Wind Wobbles: Stochastic Potential Vorticity Forcing of Atmospheric Annular Modes"

January 2006

January 3, 2006:

January 10, 2006:
Annalisa Bracco, PO, "Internal and forced variability in the Indian Ocean. The ENSO-monsoon relationship"

January 17, 2006:
Joe Pedlosky, PO, "Rossby wave instability, the oceanic eddy field and the consequences for apparent phase speeds"

January 24, 2006:
Eli Tziperman , Harvard, "Pacing glacial cycles"

January 31, 2006:
Christian Franzke,Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, "Systematic Strategies for Stochastic Climate Modeling"