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Call for submissions: Air-Sea Interaction Session at Ocean Sciences Meeting

By on August 12, 2015

Two CARTHE graduate students, Nathan Laxague and David Ortiz-Suslow, will co-chair a session during the biennial Ocean Sciences Meeting, which will be held the 21-26 of February 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

Advances in Understanding the Physical Processes at the Air-Sea Interface

Session Topic: Air-Sea Interaction and Upper Ocean Processes  (Session #9953)

The exchange of momentum, energy, and mass across the air-sea interface is significant for a number of atmospheric and oceanic processes, such as wind-wave growth, vertical heat flux, and various global cycles. These complex dynamics exist over a wide range of physical scales, with implications for local, regional, and climatic variability. Advances in satellite remote sensing spatial and temporal resolution have greatly improved the ability to characterize various surface processes over vast stretches of oceanic area. Of specific interest is characterizing wind-related processes over the diurnal cycle and understanding the role surface wind forcing has on large-scale transport. Understanding these phenomena hinge on proper characterization of the fine scale wind-wave-current coupling across the free surface. Challenges remain in understanding the nature of the air-sea interface in extreme conditions and along coastal margins, as well as characterizing the link between large- and small-scale processes. This session will provide a forum for studies focused on furthering the general understanding of ocean-atmosphere coupling in a variety of physical regimes. Observational and modeling studies are encouraged. Presentations of novel techniques or venues for air-sea interaction study are of particular interest.

Session Chairs:

David G. Ortiz-Suslow, University of Miami RSMAS, Miami, FL (CARTHE support)

Nathan Laxague,University of Miami RSMAS, Miami, FL (CARTHE student, GoMRI Scholar)

Thomas Kilpatrick, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA

Melanie R Fewings, University of CT at Avery Point, Groton, CT

The abstract website, http://osm.agu.org/2016/abstract-submissions/ , is currently open and accepting submissions. The deadline to submit an abstract is 23 September 2015 11:59 P.M. EDT.

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Photo credit: Guillaume Novelli

Posted in: Conferences
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CARTHE goes to Cuba

By on August 11, 2015

In an effort to reach the Latin American community, Sharon Chinchilla, CARTHE’s program manager, presented a synthesis of CARTHE’s work at the 2015 Cubambiente International Convention on Environment and Development. Being that some of the most understudied parts of the

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CARTHE scientists win Best Poster at SIAM conference

By on August 5, 2015

A team that included CARTHE scientists was awarded Best Poster in the Early Career Researcher category at the 15th SIAM Conference on Mathematical & Computational Issues in the Geosciences.  The poster was titled “Transport in the Gulf of Mexico”,  based

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Reaching for the STARSS

By on June 19, 2015

CARTHE’s mission is to study ocean currents in order to understand how oil and other material get transported. We do this in part by conducting large-scale field experiments. Our next major field campaign is LASER, LAgrangian Submesoscale ExpeRiment, which will

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Singapore student scientists

By on May 21, 2015

Fourth grade students from the Singapore American School in Singapore were searching the internet one day to look for ways they could help the ocean.  They came across Bob the Drifter and the CARTHE website, and decided they wanted to build a

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Santa Barbara Oil Spill

By on May 20, 2015

Photo by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department Another oil spill hit the headlines: Santa Barbara Oil Spill: Crews Race to Contain Estimated 21,000 Gallons http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/crews-race-contain-estimated-21-000-gallon-oil-spill-near-n361836 http://abcnews.go.com/US/photos-show-extent-santa-barbara-oil-spill/story?id=31178169 CARTHE director, Tamay Özgökmen, took a moment to consider the impacts of this event

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5 years later…

By on April 20, 2015

Today marks the 5th anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion.  11 individuals were killed, 17 were injured, and over the next 3 months, approximately 5 million barrels of oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico. Scientists from across the world

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Drifter behavior experiments with Seakeepers and Fleet Miami

By on April 16, 2015

CARTHE teamed up with The International SeaKeepers Society and Fleet Miami in September 2014 and March/April 2015 for a total of 6 days of experiments contributing to CARTHE’s new drifter design.  The goal of this research is to test the

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‘Drones at the Beach’ wins video competition!

By on March 16, 2015

Ocean 180 Video Challenge is a national video competition for ocean scientists, judged by middle school students.  Scientists are challenged to bring their latest research papers to life in a short video. We are happy to announce that 2 CARTHE/Waterlust videos were in

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Grad Student Smith Keeps Surface Currents and Disaster Response on His Radar – GoMRI featured article

By on February 26, 2015

CARTHE graduate student Conor Smith is featured in an article by the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative: After the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, many Gulf residents wanted to know where the oil was going and how fast it would get