Full Seminar Archive

Our regular seminar program covers a broad range of topics from applied mathematics, pure mathematics and statistics. All staff and students are welcome. This page has a complete list of past seminars and a list restricted by year can be accessed via the left-hand menu.

Peter McComb - MetOcean Solutions, New Zealand
The Southern Ocean represents around 22% of the global sea surface area. The combination of persistent westerly winds, and the largely unbroken expanse of sea, produces potentially enormous fetches,...

Darryn Waugh - Johns Hopkins University and UNSW Mathematics and Statistics
The term “polar vortex” has become part of the everyday vocabulary (at least in the USA), but there is some confusion in the media, general public, and science community regarding what polar vortices...

Gurvan Madec - French National Centre for Scientific Research, LOCEAN-IPSL
Strong winds associated to Tropical Cyclones (TCs) trigger intense mixing in the upper ocean. While the resulting surface cooling feeds back negatively on TCs intensity, the associated sub-surface...

Travis Schramek - Scripps Institution of Oceanography (USA)
Observations from around the island group of Palau, located in the tropical Western Pacific, exhibit a persistent presence of baroclinic coastally trapped waves. The signals are found in records of...

Paul Spence - ARC Center for Excellence in Climate Systems Science
The ocean’s meridional overturning circulation is closed by upwelling of dense, carbon-rich waters to the surface of the Southern Ocean. It has been proposed that upwelling in this region is driven...

Georg Gottwald - University of Sydney
Homogenization has been widely used in stochastic model reduction of slow-fast systems, including geophysical and climate systems. The theory relies on an infinite time scale separation. In this talk...

Andrew Stewart - University of California Los Angeles (USA)
Ocean processes occurring along the Antarctic continental slope admit shoreward transport of heat toward the continent's marine-terminating glaciers and export newly-formed dense waters from the...

Weifeng Gordon Zhang - Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (USA)
Waters on the Mid-Atlantic Bight continental shelf are distinctively different from the waters offshore. The water exchange across the shelf edge takes different forms. In this talk, I will show a...

Eric Hester - University of Sydney
Dead water refers to a mysterious increased resistance experienced by boats in certain waters. Ekman's 1904 PhD thesis concluded this drag stemmed from internal waves in density-stratified seas, but...

Antony Patterson - UNSW School of Mathematics and Statistics
The formation of surfaces in a body of water in the ocean which are neutral in density is a well-established concept in Oceanography. The most accurate method of approximating this neutral surface...

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