COAPS Short Seminar Series
Danielle Groenen: Weather precursors to the Mesoamerican rainy season
Description: I will discuss three ways of defining the onset of the Mesoamerican rainy season from 1979- 2005 and how the Caribbean Low Level Jet and Monsoon Trough modulate the weather preceding the onset.
Chen Xu: Machine Learning Application in Wind Stress Calculation
Description: In this study, I applied two machine learning methods to calculate wind stress over air-sea boundary. The results are compared with those from Modularized Flux Testbed (MFT). Wave information are well resolved in the new method and improved the wind stress accuracy.
Steven Morey: Observations of Vertical Dependence of Currents near the Ocean Surface from Satellite-Tracked Drifters
Description: Lagrangian trajectories from a new design of thin satellite-tracked drifters are analyzed to infer currents very near the ocean surface. Information about the vertical structure of near-surface currents is inferred from velocity estimates from drifters with different hull profiles or drogue depths, and other measurement methods.