Ocean Sciences Meeting 2022 is here!

Here is a plug for some great science by PhD students presented at OSM2022

Emma Nuss:
Investigating short-crested breaking waves under variable directional spreads using phase-resolved modeling and laboratory observations
Session: CP03 Nearshore Processes 08
Date and Time: 3/1/2022: 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM, room 22

Phellipe Couto:
Nearshore-to-shelf coupling driven by waves and hydrodynamics offshore of the Kaikōura submarine canyon, New Zealand.
Session: CP04 Coastal connections: Material transport between Land, Estuaries and the Shelf 02
Date and Time: 3/3/2022: 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM, room 03

Rafael Santana:
Data assimilation sensitivity experiments in the East Auckland Current region
Session: OM03 Advances in Ocean Data Assimilation, Forecasting, and Reanalysis 01
Date and Time: 2/28/2022: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM, room 17

Arnaud Valcarcel:
Elevated oceanic turbulent dissipation rates due to combined effects of strong tides and high winds
Session: PS01 Inter-scale connections and transfers in mesoscale, submesoscale, and boundary layer turbulence 02
Date and Time: 2/28/2022: 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM, room 10

Mireya Montaño
Influence of the oceanic mesoscale on coastal circulation within the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand.
Session: PS05 Oceanic interscale connectivity: larger-scale dynamics influencing coastal regions 01
Date and Time: 3/3/2022: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM, room 10

cook strait eddies project funded!

Exciting news from New Zealand as our Marsden proposal is funded! Great leadership and patience by Craig Stevens to get this through. Looking forward to it.


ROXSI kick-off meeting

The ROcky shores eXperiments and SImulations (ROXSI) project held our kick-off meeting this week. Thank you to Jamie MacMahan, Naval Postgraduate School for hosting a terrific and fun workshop. Highlight here from our tour of potential field sites to study these dynamic nearshore environments (Hopkins Marine Station).

Highlight on Kaikōura

Some recent cool imagery courtesy of NASA and LandSat8:


NZ MetOcean and University of Otago PhD student, Phellipe Couto will have his work cut out for him to model and understand the multi-scale dynamics of these fronts, streaks and eddies. Not shown in these pictures is a large submarine canyon that sits beneath the surface and extends all the way to the coastline. Fun stuff!