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OCEANOGRAPHY LECTURE TO EXPLORE USING M&S TO PREDICT HIGH TIDES AND FLOODING

Tal Ezer, associate professor of physical oceanography at Old Dominion University, will deliver a public lecture on campus at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, about ocean circulation modeling that can help predict high tides and flooding.

The lecture is part of the Fall 2007 Seminar Series of ODU's Center for Coastal Physical Oceanography (CCPO) and will be given in Room 3200 of the Innovation Research Park @ ODU Building. Refreshments will be served prior to the lecture and the event is free.

Ezer, who also is affiliated with ODU's Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center (VMASC), will discuss the modeling of Cook Inlet, Alaska, and the possibility of using the inlet as a test bed for evaluating flood prediction models using remote sensing data. As an interesting side note, Ezer also will explain how movements of Beluga whales can affect physical properties of the inlet.

After receiving degrees in mathematics and physics and atmospheric sciences from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Ezer earned a doctorate in physical oceanography from Florida State University. He worked as a research scientist at Princeton University before coming to ODU in 2007.

This article was posted on: October 12, 2007

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