The Big Table

"In a basement an enthusiast is observing eddies in the liquid lining of a huge spinning bowl, but so far the arithmetic proves the better way." - L.F. Richardson (1922)

My main project at the GFDI. It consists of an experimental and numerical study of a rotating, differentially heated annulus of fluid. Our objective is to explore the regime of geostrophic turbulence and learn more about the formation and dynamics of zonal jets.

This experiment is useful for the study of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current, where multiple zonal jets seem to exist.


Wave Interaction With Seagrass Beds

April 9-12, 2012. FSU Coastal and Marine Laboratory, FL; done as part of Marine Field Methods course at the FSU Department of Oceanography.

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R/V Bellows Cruise

Jun 8-12, 2010. Apalachicola Bay, FL; done as part of Marine Field Methods course at the FSU Department of Oceanography.

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Tidal Analysis of Delaware Bay

Jun 2007. Undergraduate internship at the program in Physical Ocean Science and Engineering, The University of Delaware, Dr. Andreas Münchow, advising. I performed a tidal analysis and calculated a mean flow for the Delaware Bay based upon a transect done by the R/V Hugh Sharp. A brief summary can be found here:


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