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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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Upcoming Lectures

When alpha and beta waters meet: The contributions of salinity and temperature to density stratification in the California Current System

Tuesday, October 10, 2023 • 3:05 p.m.
Clark 507

Associate Professor Melanie Fewings
Oregon State University

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