Inter-campus Marine Science (IMS) program at University of Massachusetts organized their annual symposium at UMass Dartmouth in March 2022. This event marked the return of the in-person gathering at this symposium. Researchers from the five UMass campuses (Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, Lowell and Worcester) gather to discuss their work in marine sciences.
Iury Simoes-Sousa was invited to present a plenary talk on “Atmospheric cold pools in the Bay of Bengal”, while Adriano Giangiardi Filho, Filipe Pereira, Sid Kerhalkar, Patrick Pasteris and Ersen’S Joseph presented posters. Their posters can be found here . Sid was also one of the student organizers of the IMS symposium.
Iury presenting a plenary talk at IMS symposium 2022
Adriano won the best poster award in the Oceanography section. Congratulations Adriano!
Prof Amit Tandon and the rest of the lab had strong participation in the recently concluded Ocean Sciences Meeting-2022. Originally planned to be in Hawaii, the pandemic forced the organizers (AGU, ASLO, TOS) to make the event virtual. Spread across 7 days in February and March, it was definitely a good experience for the group to be a part of this event by presenting their published/on-going work as well as attending lots of other talks from a plethora of topics being discussed. Following are the details of the talks either given by the lab members or with Prof Tandon as a co-author.
1) Topographically-Generated Submesoscale Shear Instabilities associated with Brazil Current Meanders: Caique Luko
2) Diurnal Warm Layers in the Bay of Bengal during Monsoon 2019: Siddhant Kerhalkar
3) Atmospheric Cold Pools in the Bay of Bengal: Iury T.Simoes Sousa
4) Dynamics of a Baroclinically-unstable Meander and its Ecological Impacts: Filipe Pereira
5) Validation of a Hybrid Co-ordinate Ocean Model (HYCOM) in the Eastern Tropical North Pacific Oxygen Deficient Zone: Valentina Guinta
6) Next steps toward understanding Arabian Sea dynamics and ecology: Amit Tandon
7) Energy Exchange Between Internal Gravity Waves and Balanced Flow: Wave Action Conservation and a pathway to Dissipation: Eric Kunze (with Amit Tandon)
8) Reabsorption of Lee-Wave Energy in Bottom-Intensified Currents: Yue Wu (with Amit Tandon)
9) Incorporating irreversible fluxes in K-e mixing model for Bay of Bengal: Shikha Singh (with Amit Tandon)
10) Characteristics and Variability of Air-sea fluxes in Bay of Bengal from OMNI Buoy Measurements: Jossia Joseph (with Amit Tandon)
11) Wave Induced Stokes Drift from a decade of Moored Buoy Observations in the Bay of Bengal: Kalyani M (with Amit Tandon).
Along with these 11 talks, Prof Tandon was also a session chair for the session “PL04- Indian Ocean circulation and its impact on air-sea interactions, biogeochemistry and ecology”.