AUV observations of tidal flow over a coral reef paper

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“Cross‐Shore Structure of Tidally‐Driven Alongshore Flow over Rough Bathymetry” manuscript published on-line in Journal of Geophysical Research, Oceans! This paper, led by former graduate student Andre Amador, uses autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) data to examine the cross-shore structure of along-shore flow over a coral reef. Transport of heat, mass, and momentum over the inner-shelf impacts coastal distributions of larvae, nutrients, … Read More

red-tide impacts

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16 June 2020. Sarah presented a lightning talk on “Red-tide impacts inside estuaries and on oysters” at the SCCOOS red-tide mini symposium. It was a very interesting event to attend to learn the various parameters leading up to the massive red-tide and the significant biogeochemical and biological impacts. Lots more information can be found at the SCCOOS red-tide bulletin.

Dr. Isabella Arzeno!!!

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05 June 2020. Isa successfully defended her PhD remotely via zoom. All in spite of covid19 restrictions and significant social unrest. Her presentation was excellent and the attendance via zoom was phenomenal – over 100 attendees from around the world – a testament to her impressive scientific accomplishments and extended family and friend support network. She will be continuing to … Read More

rapid-response field work!

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08-18 May 2020. A massive red-tide in our region prompted our lab to conduct rapid-response field work, applying for and gaining permissions to conduct limited field equipment swaps during these severely restricted covid19 times. We practiced careful social distancing and sanitizing measures throughout. We were able to swap our biosensor moorings, download the data, and re-deploy to capture the start … Read More

MPOWIR webinar

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25 March 2020 – Sarah participated as a panel member in the MPOWIR webinar discussion on Leading People and Projects. MPOWIR = Mentoring Physical Oceanography Women to Increase Retention is a community-based program providing mentoring and workshops for junior physical oceanographers (late graduate school through early career) aiming to reduce barriers to career development for all junior physical oceanography scientists.

LPL IG experiment

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31 January – 03 March 2020 Duncan led an intensive field experiment to look at IG wave propagation into Los Peñasquitos Lagoon. He deployed a large suite of instruments within a small area near the lagoon mouth to assess wave propagation and influences on other parameters of interest.

Ocean Sciences 2020

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17-21 February 2020. All members of the Giddings lab attended and presented at the 2020 Ocean Sciences Meeting, held in our hometown of San Diego! Sarah was a session chair of the Dynamics of Buoyancy-Driven Flows in Estuaries, Continental Shelves, and Polar Seas session and an invited speaker for a Town Hall on US/Mexico border pollution issues IOOS/SCCOOS partnerships. Maddie, … Read More

Bocas del Toro, Panama field work

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As part of a new NSF-funded project, I am collaborating with coPIs Geno Pawlak (UCSD), Kristen Davis (UCI) and Rachel Collin (Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute) to examine the physical processes impacting the formation and breakdown of hypoxia in a tropical estuary. Our field site is Bocas del Toro, Panama, an enclosed tropical bay that experiences seasonal and intermittent hypoxia. During … Read More

El Niño impacts on CA estuaries

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A recent paper in Estuaries & Coasts by graduate student Maddie Harvey investigates the “Effects of Elevated Sea Levels and Waves on Southern California Estuaries During the 2015–2016 El Niño.” The 2015-2016 El Niño resulted in larger waves and water levels along with lower than usual precipitation along the Southern California coastline. This allowed for an opportunity to investigate estuarine … Read More

2 new postdoc positions open!

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These positions are now closed. Postdoc in small plume/surfzone interactions 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 fate of small river plumes as they interact with the surfzone. This work has … Read More