Projects in Progress

Seaglider Documentation.
IOP takes part in a variety of outreach events, and I am collecting video of seagliders both in the lab and in the field for use in presentations and as part of an online outreach effort. This is the first video I posted online. (Look for the logs rolling by in the waves.)

AESOP '06. My second year presentation was on mixing and restratifcation events observed with the Triaxus towed profiler that looped around a Lagrangian Float deployed in a front near Monterey Bay.

Ocean Optics 2007: University of Maine summer course. Ivona Cetinic and Kate Randolph, Sarah Woods and I presented posters on behalf of the class of the data we collected in the Damariscotta River at Ocean Optics XIX (2008).

NAB '08. I was at sea in the spring of 2008, studying the mesoscale physics, biological and optical properties of the North Atlantic Spring Bloom using the seagliders in conjunction with lagrangian floats. We used a web-based "Collaboratory" to document the 4 cruises (Deployment, Process, Rescue and Recovery); it is now an archive that can be browsed here. My blog entries during the cruise were cross-posted to my LiveJournal (April 6 - June 24).

Bio

sg112_on_the_beach After acquiring a bachelor of arts degree in Computer Science from Smith College and working in the local software industry for several years, I returned to school for a bachelor of science degree in Physics and continued at the University of Washington in the graduate program in physical oceanography. I am interested in observational oceanography using remote technologies such as autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) like the seaglider pictured here, upper ocean physics, ocean optics and physical-biological couplings in the open ocean. I am also interested in science outreach, especially for the critical middle school years.