postdoc position open!

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The Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) Center for Coastal Studies, UCSD, is looking for a postdoctoral scholar to work on an NSF-funded project aiming to improve our understanding of the fate of small river plumes in the surfzone. This work is motivated by the need to improve our understanding of  transport of environmental constituents ranging from larvae to pollution in … Read More

new postdoctoral scholar, Dr. Lemagie!

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Dr. Emily Lemagie started with the lab in December 2020. She will be working on an NSF CAREER award investigating the relative role of oceanic forcing on estuarine exchange flow. Her background and expertise in estuarine science, river plume dynamics, inner-shelf dynamics, and science communication is an excellent fit for this project. She completed her PhD in Physical Oceanography at … Read More

most Seal Beach instrumentation recovered!

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finishing up at sunset due to the late low tides!

Most of our instruments in the Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge and Huntington Harbor were successfully recovered! A few instruments remain to continue our study to assess marsh response to human alterations. This project is in collaboration with the Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge, Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, and Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest.

new postdoctoral scholar, Dr. Brasseale!

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Dr. Elizabeth Brasseale joined our lab in late September 2020. She will be working on a US Coastal Research Program (USCRP) project examining pollution transport including improving predictions in the Southern California region and beyond. She recently finished her PhD at the University of Washington working with Parker MacCready on estuarine-shelf interactions and larval transport of marine invasive species in … Read More

new postdoc position in Giddings lab!

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This position is now closed. Postdoc in oceanic forcing of estuarine exchange at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD The Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) Center for Coastal Studies, UCSD, is looking for a postdoctoral scholar to work on an NSF-funded project aiming to improve our understanding of the importance of remote oceanic forcing on estuarine exchange flow across estuarine parameter space. The … Read More

new paper on Yanai Waves in the equatorial Indian Ocean

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Dr. Arzeno’s paper in GRL on the generation of quasi-biweekly Yanai waves in the equatorial Indian Ocean is now published in early view. This is a really unique paper where Isa has used satellite sea surface height and wind velocity data to assess the characteristics and generation of Yanai waves in the equatorial Indian Ocean. Prior literature used numerical models … Read More

fieldwork in Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge

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As part of a project to assess marsh response to human alterations, over the past few weeks we have deployed a series of moorings in the Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge. This project is in collaboration with the Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge, Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, and Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest. Doing all of this work socially … Read More

salt-wedge estuary paper published!

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“Seasonal Changes in Structure and Dynamics in an Urbanized Salt Wedge Estuary” by Maggie McKeon, Alex Horner-Devine, and Sarah Giddings was just published in Estuaries & Coasts. This paper describes hydrographic measurements of a salt-wedge estuary, the Duwamish River Estuary, spanning a 20-fold range in seasonal discharge. The tidal dynamics are well explained by two-layer hydraulic theory, and result in … Read More

new paper on mid- to outer-shelf transport

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“Mechanisms of Mid- to Outer-Shelf Transport of Shoreline-Released Tracers” was just released in the Journal of Physical Oceanography. This paper, led by postdoc Xiaodong Wu, focuses on exchange of a shore-line released tracer from the mid- to outer-shelf. While along-shelf flows are primarily driven by obliquely incident waves, cross-shore flows are are driven by both wind-driven Ekman transport and submesoscale … Read More