Date: Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Time: 03:30 pm
Sponsored / Hosted by
Adam Martiny

Department Seminar: Matthew Mazloff

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 | 03:30 pm
Matthew Mazloff
Associate Researcher
Event Details

Title: State Estimation for Analyzing Southern Ocean Budgets and Properties

Abstract: The Southern Ocean plays a vital role in Earth's climate. Though historic observations of the region are sparse, coverage has drastically improved since the turn of the century. Realistic simulations of the ocean state are produced by assimilating these data into a general circulation model. This talk gives an overview of recent work diagnosing budgets from data assimilating state estimates. Analysis of the heat, freshwater, and momentum budgets reconciles how heat can be transported poleward in a region characterized by strong equatorward surface Ekman transport. It is also shown how these budgets  project onto the carbon cycle.


The Department of Earth System Science acknowledges our presence on the ancestral and unceded territory of the Acjachemen and Tongva peoples, who still hold strong cultural, spiritual and physical ties to this region.