9th PAWS webinar
10:00 – 11:00 am MDT
Modeling Ocean Circulation and Biogeochemistry During the Early Deglaciation
Dr. Andreas Schmittner is a Professor at Oregon State University in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences. Andreas’s work focuses on the oceans, their physics, biology, chemistry and variability on decadal to millennial time scales. He tries to understand the causes for today's global deep overturning circulation, how and why it has changed in the past, how it may change in the future due to natural or human influences, how it impacts climate, ecosystems and biogeochemical cycles including isotopes. To address these questions, Andreas develops, improves, analyzes, and uses numerical (computer) models.
Assessing the large parameter space of possible LGM ocean circulations
Dr. Spencer Jones is an Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University in the Department of Oceanography. Spencer is a Physical Oceanographer whose research focuses on ocean dynamics, and explores how the ocean transports heat and other tracers around the globe. He uses a combination of theory, ocean models and scalable analysis tools in python. Much of Spencer’s work investigates the strength, geometry and variability of the Meridional Overturning Circulation (sometimes called the "conveyor belt" circulation), which transports heat from the surface of the tropical Pacific into the Atlantic basin, where it moves heat northward.