Join the last TESS seminar with Prof Eric Wolanski on ‘Oceanographic chaos and its role in the connectivity in Micronesia, the Galapagos, the South China Sea, and the Coral Sea-Great Barrier Reef complex’
Invitation by TESS Centre & Seminar Series Coordinator Dr Yoko Ishida:
This week is the last TESS seminar of the semester and for 2020. We hope you enjoyed the series so far and thank you for being supportive even under recent clouds. So, last but certainly not least, we are excited to hear from Prof Wolanski talking on:
Oceanographic chaos and its role in the connectivity in Micronesia, the Galapagos,
the South China Sea, and the Coral Sea-Great Barrier Reef complex
Classical oceanography models need to be much improved so as to reproduce the intense meso-scale and sub-meso scale turbulence that prevails and is observed by satellite altimetry. This turbulence includes energetic eddies, jets and filaments that determine the connectivity between islands and reefs. The models suffer from insufficient knowledge of the import of meso-scale turbulence at the open boundaries, an inability to generate this turbulence internally, and to assimilate in real time the satellite observations. Eric has developed a method to assimilate the observed chaotic water currents and it produces novel results on fish connectivity in Micronesia, the Galapagos, the South China Sea, and the Great Barrier Reef-Coral Sea system.
Professor Eric Wolanski of JCU formerly at Caltech, BOM, SPCC, SMEC and AIMS studies tropical coastal oceanography and biophysics. Eric has an Australian Centenary medal, an ECSA lifetime achievement medal, a fellowship of two learned academies including ATSE, 2 Doctorate Honoris Causa, 400+ publications and he has a h-index of 81.
Time and Date: TESS seminar 28th October, 4pm (AEST)
Topic: Oceanographic chaos and its role in the connectivity in Micronesia, the Galapagos, the South China Sea, and the Coral Sea-Great Barrier Reef complex
During the seminar feel free to turn on your camera but please leave microphone muted. For Q&A, please unmute your microphone in order or send your question to chat. If you are keen to have a private chat with other attendees afterwards, we can provide a Breakout room, please let us know in chat.
Dr Yoko Ishida
TESS Centre & Seminar Series Coordinator
Laurance Lab Project Coordinator