Join us for a Physical Oceanography Seminar from Dr. Mary-Louise Timmermans of Yale University titled, "Understanding Arctic Ocean circulation: a review of ocean dynamics in a changing climate."
Abstract: The Arctic region is experiencing the most rapid environmental changes on Earth, with unparalleled air temperature increases, a warming ocean, and melting permafrost, snow and ice. The ocean is a central control via Arctic Ocean warming, freshening, and circulation dynamics that link to the sea ice, atmosphere and terrestrial environment. Given the rapid pace of Arctic change, it is vital to take stock of our understanding of the general circulation to address knowledge gaps and make viable future predictions. I'll review our present understanding of the principal geophysical fluid dynamics of Arctic Ocean circulation and explore the interconnected roles of wind-driven and buoyancy driven processes in driving the observed state. Significant open questions and potential future scenarios with respect to the complex ocean-ice-atmosphere interactions and feedbacks will be outlined.
Friday, November 8 at 10:30am to 11:30am
Narragansett Bay Campus, Corless Auditorium (Watkins Building) 215 S Ferry Rd, Narragansett
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