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Chapman Lecture Series

Dave Chapman


The Chapman lecture series on coastal ocean processes was established by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in 2006 to honor the scientific achievements and educational service of Dave Chapman, a Senior Scientist in the Physical Oceanography Department who died in July 2004 after a year-long battle with cancer. Given Dave’s commitments to basic research and mentoring of younger scientists, the speaker is chosen based on their outstanding achievements in research and education.

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Past Lectures

Available Potential Energy of Coastal and Estuarine Circulation

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Professor Parker MacCready

Department of Physical Oceanography, University of Washington

How vegetation alters water motion, and the feedbacks to environmental system structure and function

Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Dr. Heidi Nepf

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, MIT

Wave-driven Circulation in the Nearshore and Coastal Ocean

Fall 2010
Tuba Ozkan-Haller

College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences

Ice, Winds, and River Runoff: Arctic Shelf Processes

Tuesday, November 4, 2009
Dr. Tom Weingartner

Institute of Marine Science, University of Alaska

Planktonic Ecosystem Models: Perplexing Parameterizations and a Failure to Fail

May 2008
Dr. Peter Franks

Scripps Institution of Oceanography

An ice age megaflood and the 8200 BP cold event: Goldilocks or fool's gold?

May 2007
Dr. Garry Clarke

University of British Columbia

"Too Fast " planetary wave propagation off the California Coast

August 2006
Dr. Allan J. Clarke

Florida State University