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Coastal Ocean Modeling
Gordon Research Conference

Note: This conference is currently known as "Coastal Ocean Dynamics".

Dates

June 26 - July 1, 2011

Location

Mount Holyoke College
South Hadley, MA

Organizers

Chair:
Richard P. Signell

Vice Chair:
John L. Wilkin

Meeting Description

The Gordon Conference on Coastal Ocean Modeling brings together researchers who are established leaders in the field, as well as mid-career and young scientists actively working on simulating physical and bio-geochemical processes in the coastal ocean. In 2011, the session themes are Estuarine Dynamics, Applied Ice Modeling, Regional Impacts of Climate Change, Ecosystem Dynamics, Ocean Forecast Systems, Advances in Numerical Algorithms, Bio-Optics and Mesoscale Processes.

Speakers are challenged to present new and unpublished ideas and results. Presentations will be moderated by science leaders in each of the topical areas to generate stimulating and in-depth discussions and delivered in a format to encourage active participation of all attendees in an interactive, relaxed and truly multidisciplinary forum.

The format of the conference, with programmed morning and evening lectures and free afternoons, provides plenty of time for informal gathering and promotes cross-disciplinary exchange of ideas and collaborations. The collegial atmosphere will provide a unique forum for young scientists and graduate students to present their work in poster format and exchange ideas with leaders in the field. The highly interactive afternoon and evening poster sessions are an integral part of the Conference and all attendees are strongly encouraged to prepare one or more posters.

Program Committee: John Allen, Jack Barth, Eoin Howlett, Alexander Kurapov, Christopher Mooers, Roger Proctor, Julie Pullen, Richard Signell and John Wilkin.

Contributors

Meeting Program

SUNDAY
2:00 pm - 9:00 pmArrival and Check-in (Office Closed 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmWelcome / Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff
7:40 pm - 9:30 pmEstuarine and Coastal Processes
Discussion Leader: David Ralston (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
7:40 pm - 8:20 pmCourtney Harris (Virginia Institute of Marine Science)
"Coupling Sediment Transport and Biological Processes within a Numerical Ocean Model"
8:20 pm - 8:35 pm Discussion
8:35 pm - 9:15 pmDavid Schwab (NOAA-Ann Arbor, MI)
"Several Applications of Particle Tracking Methods in Coastal Modeling"
9:15 pm - 9:30 pm Discussion
MONDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
8:45 amGroup Photo
9:00 am - 12:30 pmPredictability and Data Assimilation
Discussion Leader: Alexander Kurapov (Oregon State University)
9:00 am - 9:40 amAndrew Moore (University of California Santa Cruz)
"(4D-Var)T"
9:40 am - 10:00 am Discussion
10:00 am Coffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 am Pierre Lermusiaux (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
"PDEs for Ocean Uncertainty Prediction, Nonlinear Data Assimilation and Adaptive Sampling Swarms"
11:10 am - 11:30 am Discussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pm Sergey Frolov (Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute)
"Do we have enough data to constrain coastal biogeochemical models: Toward optimal design of ocean observatories"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pm Discussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmNearshore Processes
Discussion Leader: John Allen (Oregon State University)
7:30 pm - 8:10 pm Robert A. Dalrymple (John Hopkins University)
"Wave-resolved models of nearshore processes"
8:10 pm - 8:30 pm Discussion
8:30 pm - 9:10 pm Ad Reniers (University of Miami)
"Rip-current Exchange"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pm Discussion
TUESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmApplied Prediction - Deep Water Horizon Incident
Discussion Leader: Eoin Howlett (Applied Science Associates, Inc.)
9:00 am - 9:40 amE. Eric Adams (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
"Fluid mechanics of plumes resulting from deep ocean blow-outs"
9:40 am - 10:00 am Discussion
10:00 am Coffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 amChristopher Mooers (Portland State University)
"Scientific lessons learned and challenges ahead in ocean prediction supporting oil spill response and mitigation"
11:10 am - 11:30 am Discussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pm Deborah French McCay (Applied Science Associates, Inc.)
"Challenges of modeling oil fate and effects from deepwater oil spill releases"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pm Discussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmAdvances in Numerics
Discussion Leader: Brian Powell (University of Hawaii)
7:30 pm - 8:10 pmStephane Popinet (NIWA, New Zealand)
"Scale distributions of a few oceanic processes: Implications for adaptive modeling"
8:10 pm - 8:30 pm Discussion
8:30 pm - 9:10 pmJohn Warner (USGS, Woods Hole, Massachusetts)
"Recent advances in model coupling"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pm Discussion
WEDNESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmEcosystem Simulation
Discussion Leader: John Wilkin (Rutgers University)
9:00 am - 9:40 amLisa Lucas (USGS, California)
"From super-simple to complex 3D: Building meaningful models to understand current and future phytoplankton dynamics in tidal aquatic systems"
9:40 am - 10:00 am Discussion
10:00 am Coffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 amJason Link (NOAA, Massachusetts)
"Integrating Physics, Biology and Socio-Economics for Marine Resource Management in the NW Atlantic: An ATLANTIS Model as the SimCity Equivalent for Marine Ecosystems"
11:10 am - 11:30 am Discussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pm Yvette Spitz (Oregon State University)
"Hypoxic Condition Prediction in Upwelling Systems"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pm Discussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmBio-optics
Discussion Leader: Bronwyn Cahill (Rutgers University)
7:30 pm - 8:10 pmFei Chai (University of Maine)
"Incorporating optics to physical and ecosystem modeling"
8:10 pm - 8:30 pm Discussion
8:30 pm - 9:10 pmBrian Powell (University of Hawaii)
"Quantifying observations: What did they tell us?"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pm Discussion
THURSDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
8:30 am - 9:00 amBusiness Meeting
Nominations for the next Vice Chair; Fill out Conference Evaluation Forms; Discuss future Site & Scheduling preferences; Election of the next Vice Chair
9:00 am - 12:30 pmSubmesoscale Processes
Discussion Leader: Jack Barth (Oregon State University)
9:00 am - 9:40 am Florent Lyard (LEGOS, France)
"Tidal applications: Modeling and assimilation"
9:40 am - 10:00 am Discussion
10:00 am Coffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 amXavier Capet (IFREMER, France)
"Submesoscale frontal processes and their effects on ocean functioning"
11:10 am - 11:30 am Discussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pmParker MacCready (University of Washington)
"Modeling the estuarine exchange flow of the Salish Sea"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pm Discussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmRegional Impact of Climate
Discussion Leader: Julie Pullen (Stevens Institute of Technology)
7:30 pm - 8:10 pmPaul Budgell (Memorial University, Newfoundland, Canada)
"Seasonal and decadal Variability in the Caspian Sea"
8:10 pm - 8:30 pm Discussion
8:30 pm - 9:10 pm Enrique Curchitser (Rutgers University)
"Local and remote effects of eastern boundary coastal upwelling using a multi-scale climate model"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pm Discussion
FRIDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 amDeparture
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