Fall 2012

No seminar

3:30 p.m, Thursday, September 6, 2012

No seminar

3:30 p.m, Thursday, September 13, 2012

Note special day and time

On the erosion of the cold intermediate layer: Boundary mixing mechanisms

Frederic Cyr

Ph.D. candidate,

2:00 p.m, Friday, September 21, 2012

No seminar this week

Thursday, September 27, 2012

No seminar this week

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Layered Mixing on the New England Shelf in Summer

Jianing Wang

Ocean University of China

3:30 p.m, Thursday, October 11, 2012

Modelling ocean and sea ice dynamics of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago

Claudia Wekerle, Qiang Wang, Sergey Danilov, Thomas Jung and Jens Schröter

Aldred Wegener Institute for Polar & Marine Research

3:30 p.m, Thursday, October 18, 2012

Abstract: The Canadian Arctic Archipelago (CAA) is one of the main pathways for freshwater exiting the Arctic Ocean. The amount of exported freshwater influences the deep water formation in the North Atlantic, which is crucial for the meridional overturning circulation (MOC).

Modelling ocean and sea ice conditions of the CAA is difficult because of narrow straits and complex coastlines. The assessment of a high resolution model study for the period 1958-2007 is presented, which applies the Finite Element Sea-ice Ocean Model (FESOM) in a global configuration. The unstuctured mesh approach allows for local refinement in areas of interest (around 5 km mesh resolution in the CAA) and accurate representation of coastlines.

Volume and freshwater transports through the CAA show a strong interannual variability. Mechanisms driving the flow through the archipelago are investigated by exploring the sea surface height difference between Baffin Bay and the Arctic Ocean, far field wind fields and large scale pressure patterns like the North Atlantic Oscillation.

Experiments with different mesh resolutions in the CAA are conducted and their effects on freshwater transports through the CAA are presented.

The non-Breaking Surface Wave-Induced Mixing and its Application in Ocean and Climate Models

Fangli Qiao

First Institute of Oceanography, State Oceanic Administration
Qingdao, China


IOC Regional Training and Research Center on Ocean Dynamics and Climate

3:30 p.m, Thursday, October 25, 2012

Bed shear stress and sediment texture in the Bay of Fundy and Gulf of Maine: Potential impact of tidal power

Shaun Gelati

Department of Oceanography
Dalhousie University

3:30 p.m, Thursday, November 1, 2012

The vertical distribution of copepods in Bedford Basin and its relationship with physical variables with particular emphasis on small-scale turbulence

Candace Smith

Department of Oceanography
Dalhousie University

3:30 p.m, Thursday, November 8, 2012


Thursday, November 15, 2012

Understanding variations of volume and freshwater fluxes through the Canadian Arctic Archipelago to project future changes

Simon Higginson

Bedford Institute of Oceanography

3:30 p.m, Thursday, November 22, 2012

Abstract: Most climate models do not resolve transports through the Canadian Arctic Archipelago (CAA) - although these transports are believed to be important to deep convection in the Labrador Sea. An understanding of the statistical relationship between transports and large-scale forcing can be used, with climate model outputs, to project future changes to the transports. Here we use a 6km resolution ocean and sea ice model to investigate the variability, control and forcing mechanisms of the fluxes through the CAA. Our analysis confirms the previously proposed control of volume fluxes by variations of sea surface height in "upstream" regions (the Beaufort Sea) and "downstream" regions (Baffin Bay), and possible linkages with wind stress in these regions. The effectiveness of these control and forcing mechanisms is shown to vary for fluxes through different sections and for different seasons.

POSEIDON project: Recent advances on full waveform inversion and spectral analysis of seismic oceanography data

Valenti Sallares

Marine Science Institute
Spanish Research Council, Barcelona

3:30 p.m, Thursday, November 29, 2012

NO POMSS - AGU conference

Thursday, December 6, 2012