AOS Graduate Student Profile
My current project investigates the farfield dispersion of internal waves, and the resulting local and boundary mixing. In order to complete this analysis, I am creating a dispersion algorithm to track these internal waves from global sources, such as rough topography, to sinks, such as continental boundaries. After the calibration of this model using data from the Hawaiian Ridge and Luzon Straits, this simulation will be used to better constrain mixing parameterizations in our existing global circulation models. Given the uncertainty in the models’ ocean mixing due to internal waves, this is a critical task in better understanding tidal-driven mixing, and associated ocean energetics.
Some Recent Publications:
Nazarian, R., and T. Narita, in preparation: “Creating an Astrometry Algorithm to Locate Supernovae More Precisely”.