SMS scnews item created by Eric Hester at Fri 31 May 2019 1505
Type: Seminar
Distribution: World
Expiry: 30 Aug 2019
Calendar1: 3 Jun 2019 1700-1800
CalLoc1: Carslaw 535A
CalTitle1: Lagrangian Coherent Structures in the Ocean
Auth: erich@ (ehes5653) in SMS-WASM

MaPSS: Maths Postgraduate Seminar Series: Michael Denes -- Lagrangian Coherent Structures in the Ocean

Hello all, 

The next MaPSS talk of this semester will be at 17:00 on Monday 3rd June in Carslaw
535.  It’s a great opportunity to meet fellow postgrads, listen to an interesting talk,
and of course get some free pizza! 


Speaker: Michael Denes 

Title: Lagrangian Coherent Structures in the Ocean 

Abstract: Ocean flows are dominated by Lagrangian Coherent Structures (LCSs), like gyres
and eddies, with lifetimes longer than typical dynamical timescales.  Due to their
capacity to transport water and material over large distances, LCSs play an important
role in climate, biogeochemistry, and small-scale mixing.  In this talk, I will cover
motivations for identifying LCSs, and a brief comparison of methods used to extract LCSs
from high resolution ocean model output using simulated drifter trajectories.  I will
also provide some preliminary results on both a global scale and in the region where the
Agulhas Current meets the Antarctic Circumpolar Current.  


See you there! 

Details can also be found on the school’s Postgraduate Society website: 

Cheers, Eric

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