DES Seminar:
Stratified Coastal Ocean Interactions with Atmospheric Circulation: Hurricanes, Sea Breezes, and How We Study Them

Date

Nov 08 2019

Time

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Location

Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences Bldg -- Room 223
14 College Farm Rd. New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Abstract: 

In the U.S., and globally, populations are increasingly concentrated along highly developed and urbanized mid latitude coastlines. This growth has resulted in increasing vulnerability to coastal hazards, such as hurricanes and nor’easters, as well as increased opportunity for renewable energy development on the shallow continental shelves just offshore. Mid-latitude coastal oceans are dynamic, highly stratified in summer, and can respond rapidly to atmospheric forcing. These processes can lead to rapid feedback on atmospheric processes ranging from the coastal sea breeze, to weakening or intensification of hurricanes just prior to landfall. The focus of this talk will be on detailed case studies of how the coastal ocean evolves and feeds back on the atmosphere as well as new advances in how we observe, model, and study nearshore ocean process that impact our coastal communities. 


Date

Nov 08 2019

Time

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Organizer

Dept of Environmental Sciences
Website
http://envsci.rutgers.edu/index.php

Location

Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences Bldg -- Room 223
14 College Farm Rd. New Brunswick, NJ 08901
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