2017 Lecture Series Schedule


2017 Lecture Series Schedule

Principal Lecturers

Andrew Fowler, University of Oxford
Adrian Jenkins, British Antarctic Survey
Fiamma Straneo, WHOI/Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Week 1 - Principal Lectures (10 AM to NOON)

Monday, June 19

Andrew Fowler
Introduction to Ice Sheet Dynamics

Adrian Jenkins
The Antarctic Ice Sheet and the Southern Ocean: An Introduction

Fiamma Straneo
Greenland Ice Sheet Changes: The Ocean as a Trigger and Receiver

Tuesday, June 20

Andrew Fowler
Ice Dynamics
    Part I: Ice Flow Modeling
    Part II: Basal Processes

Wednesday, June 21

Andrew Fowler
Subglacial Control of Ice Flow
    Part I: Subglacial Floods
    Part II: Subglacial Bedforms

Thursday, June 22

Andrew Fowler
Processes at the Ice-Ocean Interface
    Part I: Ice Streams and Ice Shelves
    Part II: Grounding Line Dynamics, Calving and Tidewater Glaciers

Friday, June 23

Adrian Jenkins
Basic Theory of Ice-Ocean Interaction
    Part I: The Ice-Ocean Interface and the Boundary Layer
    Part II: Buoyancy-driven Flow on Geophysical Scales

Week 2-  Principal Lectures

Monday, June 26

Adrian Jenkins
Ocean Circulation beneath the Ice Shelves
    Part I: Insights from Plume Theory
    Part II: Models of the 3-D Circulation within a Cavity

Tuesday, June 27

Adrian Jenkins
Ice-Ocean Interactions around Antarctica
    Part I: Cold Water Regimes
    Part II: Warm Water Regimes

Wednesday, June 28

Fiamma Straneo
Testing the Ocean Trigger Hypothesis for Greenland's Recent Glacier Retreat
    Part I: Characteristics of Greenland's Glaciers and Fjords
    Part II: Evidence and Open Questions

Thursday, June 29

Fiamma Straneo
Submarine Melting of Greenland's Glaciers
    Part I: The Near Ice Zone - Observations, Theory, Models
    Part II: The Fjord Scale - Observations, Theory, Models

Friday, June 30

Fiamma Straneo
Formulating Appropriate Glacier/Ocean Exchanges in Greenland Ice Sheet and North Atlantic Ocean Models
    Part I: Formulating Appropriate Greenland Discharge Conditions for Ocean Models
    Part II: Formulating Appropriate Ocean Forcing Conditions for Greenland Ice Sheet and
    Glacier Models


Monday, July 3,
When is a Meltwater Plume not a Plume (and Other Murky Questions)?
Andrew Wells, University of Oxford

Tuesday, July 4

Wednesday, July 5
Numerical Simulations of Turbulent Buoyant Plumes: Effects of Complex Stratifications and Wall Presence on Plume Dynamics
Ekaterina Ezhova, University of Helsinki

Thursday, July 6

10:30 Modelling Submarine Melting at Tidewater Glaciers in Greenland
Donald Slater, University of Edinburgh

2:00  Atmospheric vs. Oceanic Control of Labrador Sea Water Formation
Renske Gelderloos, Johns Hopkins University

Friday, July 7
Water Mass Transformation under Southern Ocean Sea Ice
Ryan Abernathey, Columbia University

Week 4

Monday, July 10
Transport through Straits and Observed from HF Radar Measurements
Roberta Sciascia, Institute of Marine Sciences, National Research Council

Tuesday, July 11
A Mechanism for Deep Ocean Circulation Changes between Warm and Glacial Climates
Malte Jansen, University of Chicago

Wednesday, July 12
Accurate Linear Response Function of Climate Models: Calculations and Applications
Pedram Hassanzadeh, Rice University

Thursday, July 13

10:30   Extremal Time Averages and Optimal Bounds in Dynamical Systems
David Goluskin, University of Michigan

2:00   Some Strong Effects of Weak Rotation on Nonlinear Internal Waves
Karl Helfrich, WHOI

Friday, July 14
Shooting for the MOOM? (Some of the) Mysteries of Ocean Mixing
Com-cille Caulfield, University of Cambridge

Week 5

Monday, July 17
Double-diffusive Mixing in the Arctic Ocean
Yana Bebieva, Yale University

Tuesday, July 18
Self-sculpting of a Dissolvable Body due to Gravitational Convection
Megan Davies-Wykes, DAMTP

Wednesday, July 19
Measuring Core Stellar Magnetic Fields using Wave Conversion
Daniel Lecoanet, Princeton University

Thursday, July 20

10:30   Bounds on Heat Transfer in Bénard-Marangoni Convection
Giovanni Fantuzzi, Imperial College London

2:00   The Influence of Memory in Mesoscale Eddy Field on the Variability of Large-scale Ocean Circulation
Georgy Manucharyan, California Institute of Technology

Friday, July 21
Exact Coherent Structures in Wall-bounded Shear Flows at Extreme Reynolds Number
Greg Chini, University of New Hampshire

Week 6

Monday, July 24
Fjord Processes and the Melting of Tidewater Glaciers
Carlos Moffat, University of Delaware

Tuesday, July 25
Transient Stability of Shear Layers Forced by Standing Internal Waves
Alexis Kaminski, Oregon State University

Wednesday, July 26

10:30 Projecting Sea-Level Rise: New Insights from History and Physics
Richard Alley, Pennsylvania State University

5:00 pm SEARS PUBLIC LECTURE - Redfield Auditorium
How High Will the Tide Be? Ice Sheets and Sea Level Rise
Richard Alley, Pennsylvania State University

Thursday, July 27

10:30  Lagrangian Transport and Superharmonic Instability of Internal Modes
Bruce Sutherland, University of Alberta

2:00  Available Potential Energy for Ocean Convection, Abrupt Climate Change, Mesoscale Eddies, and Submesoscale Eddies
Zhan Su, California Institute of Technology

Friday, July 28
Transport and Mixing by Viscous Vortex Rings
Jean-Luc Thiffeault, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Week 7

Monday, July 31
Optimal Stirring for Maximal Mixing
Charlie Doering, University of Michigan

Tuesday, August 1
Thesis Defense: Influence of Meltwater on Greenland Ice Sheet Dynamics
Laura Stevens, WHOI/MIT Joint Program

Wednesday, August 2
Double-diffusive Strategies in Giant Planets
Pascale Garaud, University of California-Santa Cruz

Thursday, August 3

10:30  Fluid Deformation of the Solid Earth: Bending and Breaking Rock and Ice
Jerome Neufeld, University of Cambridge

2:00    Examining Ice-Ocean Interactions with Laboratory Experiments
Craig McConnochie, WHOI

Friday, August 4
Effects of Subglacial Lubrication on Ice-sheet Dynamics and Mass Loss
Ian Hewitt, University of Oxford

Week 8

Monday, August 7
Simple Models of Marine Ice Sheets
Grae Worster, University of Cambridge

Tuesday, August 8
GEMPIC: An Exact Poisson Integrator for the Full Vlasov-Maxwell System
Phil Morrison, University of Texas-Austin

Wednesday, August 9
Formation of Stable Margins to Streams of Fast-Flowing Ice in Antarctica
Jim Rice, Harvard University

Thursday, August 10
The Control of Marine Ice Sheet Dynamics and Stability by Ice-shelf Buttressing
Sam Pegler, University of Leeds

Friday, August 11
How Focused Flexibility Maximizes the Thrust Production of Flapping Wings
Nick Moore, Florida State University

Week 9 - No Lectures

Week 10 - Fellows' Presentations

Monday, August 21

10:00-11:00 Seeing Ocean Through Sea Ice: Simple Theory for Submesocale Ice-Ocean Interactions in the Marginal Ice Zone
Robert Fajber, University of Toronto

11:00-12:00 A Supercool Mechanism for Secondary Sea Ice Growth
Margaret Lindeman, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Tuesday, August 22

10:00-11:00 Energy Fluxes in Mixed Barotropic-Baroclinic Instability: Up-gradient or Down-gradient?
Madeleine Youngs, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

11:00-12:00 Global Stability of Two-dimensional Plane Couette Flow Beyond the Energy Stability Limit
Federico Fuentes, University of Texas-Austin

1:30-2:30 Understanding Cylindrical Dinosaur Footprints
Thomasina Ball, University of Cambridge

Wednesday, August 23

10:00-11:00 A Simple Adiabatic Model for Vertical Variation of Halocline Slope in the Beaufort Gyre
Jessica Kenigson, University of Colorado-Boulder

11:00-12:00 Slim or Stout: Which Iceberg Lasts Longer?
Eric Hester, University of Sydney

1:30-2:30 Do Icebergs Know That the Earth Spins?
Agostino Meroni, University of Milan-Bicocca

2:30-3:30 Cooling via Baroclinic Acoustic Streaming
Guillaume Michel, Ecole Normale Supèrieure

Thursday, August 24

10:00-11:00 The Dynamics of Subglacial Plume Liftoff
Earle Wilson, University of Washington

11:00-12:00 Turbid Tales: Where Do Sub-glacial Sediments Go?
Madelaine Gamble Rosevear, University of Tasmania