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CCPO Public Seminar on Underwater Robots Measuring Seawater Movement

A Rutgers University researcher who uses underwater robots to track the critical movement of water masses near Antarctica will present a seminar on Monday, March 19, at Old Dominion University's Center for Coastal Physical Oceanography.

Josh Kohut, who works for Rutgers' Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, will speak beginning at 3:30 p.m. in Room 3200 of the Innovation Research Park Building 1. The seminar is free and open to the public, as is a reception with refreshments that begins at 3 p.m.

The title of Kohut's presentation is "Small-scale Variability of the Cross Shelf Flow Over the Coastal Shelves of Antarctica as Measured by a Fleet of Underwater Gliding Robots."

The glider robots can measure a large number of water conditions. Kohut is interested in water flow, such as cross-shore transport pathways, upwelling eddies driven by topography and buoyant plumes forced by sea-breeze circulation. These flows move nutrients and also have many other ecosystem-wide implications.

This article was posted on: March 18, 2012

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