Seminar: Chasing Water: How ocean currents transport plastic and plankton around the globe
Esporles, October 3, 2019. The ocean is in constant motion, with water circulating within and flowing between basins.
As the water moves around, it caries heat and nutrients, as well as planktonic organisms and plastic litter around the globe.
The trajectories can come from either computing of virtual floats in high-resolution ocean models.
In this seminar, I'll give an overview of some recent work with Lagrangian particles.
I will introduce our new open-source oceanparcels.org framework.
I will show applications to marine microbiology and ecology, palaeoclimatology and plastic pollution.
Central to each of these studies is the question on how connected the different ocean basins are, and on what time scales water flows between the different regions of the ocean.
Date and Time: Monday, October 7, 11:00-12:00h
Place: Room 1, Second floor, IMEDEA
Source: IMEDEA (CSIC-UIB)
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