Student Tim Smith wins international poster award

CSEM Student Tim Smith won the poster competition at the 2017 SIAM Conference on Mathematical and Computational Issues in the Geosciences in Erlangen, Germany.

The poster represented his current work with supervising ICES Professor Patrick Heimbach, and was titled "Dynamical Attribution of AMOC Variability at 34°S."

The poster illustrated their use of an inverse modeling approach to show how atmospheric perturbations generate variability in the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) at 34°S in a dynamically consistent, global ocean model.

"The study highlights the important dynamical pathways for communicating perturbations through the global ocean, and shows the dominance of wind stress in accounting for variability in the AMOC at this particular latitude," said Smith.

Posted: Oct. 11, 2017