Seminario: Physical-biological-biogeochemical interactions at the oceanic mesoscale and submesoscale
Inici: 19/12/2019 10:00 - Fi: 19/12/2019 11:00Lloc: Sala de Seminarios, IMEDEA
Physical-biological-biogeochemical interactions at the oceanic mesoscale and submesoscale
Speaker: Dr. David Lindo-Atichati, City University of New York & The American Museum of Natural History
Abstract: Mesoscale and submesoscale eddies are ubiquitous and highly energetic rotating features of ocean circulation. Their influence on biological and biogeochemical processes stem not only from advective transport but also from the generation of variations in the environment. A multidisciplinary approach involving sampling, remote sensing, and high-resolution modeling is woven through this presentation in an attempt to: 1) bridge long-standing scientific controversies on the signature of eddies of different scales on larval-fish distribution; and 2) shed light on the transport and fate of underwater hydrocarbon plumes and emerging contaminants.