SIO 219: "Observational" Oceanography Seminar
Fall Quarter 2012:
Topic:Presenting Your Work in Progress
Instructor: Sarah Gille
Location: OAR Conference Room.
Time: Fridays, 12:00-1:00
Overview: The observational seminar this quarter will focus on giving an effective presentation of work in progress. Students will prepare a poster, 15-minute conference talk, or a full seminar and will offer constructive comments for their peers. Students are particularly encouraged to present in a way that they have not previously tried (i.e. extend a conference talk to make a seminar, or revamp a poster as a talk.) Though students are strongly urged to formally register for the class, collegial participation by interested post-docs and researchers/faculty is highly welcome.
This SIO 219 seminar is a one-unit course that is offered S/U only.
Sep 28: No meeting. International Meeting of Students in Physical Oceanography
Oct 5: Jessica Millar,
Exploring the Southern Ocean State Estimate in the Drake Passage: Assimilation and analysis of an Inverted Echo Sounder array (approximately 30 minutes)
Suggested reading (aimed at thinking about what goes in a talk):
Oct 12: Sam Wilson, Chlorophyll timeseries in the California Current System
measured through wavelength-specific optical attenuation,
(approximately 30 minutes)
Sam Billheimer, Near-cessation of Mode Water formation in the western North Atlantic in the warm winter of 2011-2012, observed using profiling floats (poster preview) abstract
- Gordon, H., 1989. Can the Lambert-Beer law be applied to the diffuse
attenuations coefficient of Ocean Water? Limnol. Oceanogr. 34(8),
- Bricaud, A., Morel, A., Babin, M., Allali, K. and H. Claustre, 1998.
Variations of light absorption by suspended particles with the
chlorophyll a concentration in oceanic (Case 1) waters : analysis and
implications for bio-optical models. Journal of Geophysical Research,
Oct 19: Donata Giglio, Understanding the annual cycle in sea surface height, (seminar length presentation)
Oct 26: Mini-Symposium with scientists from the JAMSTEC R/V Hakuho-maru
Katsuya Toyama (post-doc, Tohoku University), "Annual subduction rate of the
North Pacific and its interannual variation"
Mai Ishikawa, Kaori Hikobe, Haruka Nakano and Yu Shibata, "Summary of our
Xue Fan (grad student, SIO), "Observations of Irminger Sea Anticyclonic Eddies"
Andrew Delman (grad student, SIO), "Java and Sumatra upwelling: Its variability and relationship to the Indian Ocean Dipole Mode"
Nov 2: Caitlin Whalen, Small-Scale Turbulent Mixing from the Argo Floats' Perspective (seminar length presentation)
Nov 9: Uriel Zajaczkovski, Southern Ocean 4-D circulation:
Combining altimeter and Argo float data (practice talk for International DIMES meeting)
Willis, J. K. and L.-L. Fu, 2008. Combining altimeter and subsurface float data to estimate the time-averaged circulation in the upper ocean.
J. Geophys. Res., 113, C12017, doi:10.1029/2007JC004690.
Gille, et al., 2012. The diapycnal and isopycnal mixing experiment: a first assessment. CLIVAR Exchanges, No.58 (Vol 17 No.1), 46-48.
Nov 16: Magdalena Carranza, Physical processes governing summer phytoplankton blooms in the Southern Ocean (seminar length presentation)
- Sverdrup, H. U., 1953.
On conditions for the vernal blooming of phytoplankton, Journal du Conseil International pour l'Exploitation de la Mer, 18, 287-295.
- Behrenfeld, M. J., 2010. Abandoning Sverdrup's critical depth hypothesis on phytoplankton blooms, Ecology, 91, 977-989.
- Taylor, J. R. and R. Ferrari, 2011.
Shutdown of turbulent convection as a new criterion for the onset of spring
phytoplankton blooms, Limnol. Oceanogr, 56, 2293-2307.
Nov 23: No meeting: Thanksgiving
Nov 30: AGU practice poster previews Bonnie Ludka, Magdalena Carranza, Caitlin Whalen, Pedro Llanillo, Donata Giglio (talk) and anyone else. Abstracts
- Carranza, M. M. and S. T. Gille, Physical processes governing summer Chl-a in the Southern Ocean
- Llanillo, P. J., J. L. Pelegri, L. Stramma, and J. Karstensen
- Ludka, B. C., R. T. Guza, J. E. McNinch, W. O'Reilly, Equilibrium Beach Profiles on the East and West U.S. Coasts
- Whalen, C, L. D. Talley, and J. A MacKinnon,
Spatial and temporal patterns of the ocean's turbulent mixing from Argo profiles.
- Giglio, D., D. H. Roemmich, and P. Sutton, Understanding the annual cycle of subsurface ocean temperature and salinity using Argo's first million profiles.
Dec 7: No meeting: Fall AGU
Dec 14: Potluck and open discussion on mentoring, work/life balance, career trajectories, etc.
Reading each week is chosen to complement the topic. Normally the
reading can be downloaded from UCSD's electronic reserves or directly
from the journal.
Enrolled students are expected to come prepared to participate in
discussions and ask questions.