Sorry to miss the 103rd Annual Meeting of the AMS, but here's the poster being presented by a co-author while I am at sea (thanks Dr. Qing Wang). This poster shows some preliminary results from our on-going study into island wake-affected fog and boundary layer development during the 2022 field campaign as part of the on-going FATIMA project studying marine fog.
A reflection on my time aboard FLIP during the CASPER campaign in 2017, which ended up being this iconic platform's final science mission. My contribution to FLIP's legacy was as a minor action in a sweeping and storied history that spanned decades of ocean and atmospheric exploration, engineering, and discovery. It was an honor to have been able to set foot on this singular platform in the Pantheon of scientific infrastructure.
We also had a Town Hall on FLIP's legacy at the 2022 Ocean Sciences Meeting. The perspectives from 3 eminent scientists and users of FLIP, as well as an anthropologist. The slides from the town hall (great historical pictures and video of this unique platform) can be found here:
Some preliminary results to-be-presented at the up-coming Ocean Sciences Meeting in the Air-Sea Interaction session: [AI03] Fluxes and Physical Processes Near the Air-Sea Interface: Observations and Modeling.
Thank you to everyone who made CLASI 2021 last summer a success.
The panelists and I from the Centennial session at the 2019 AGU Fall Meeting got together to co-author an Eos opinion article on our perspectives and experiences with balancing parenthood and academic research work, The COVID-19 pandemic has only made this conversation more necessary and urgent. There will be significant long-term impacts of the COVID disruptions on people's careers–in addition to the substantial personal and emotional toll individuals are grappling with–especially for academics balancing work and child care responsibilities. These are five distinct perspectives on this issue, which is not new and will not go away, but is nonetheless important to talk about openly and attempt to address some of the most serious challenges.
Our recent study in Geophysical Research Letters was featured on for NPS research updates piece.
Ever since we, my wife and I, decided to have a child, while both of us were 3rd year doctoral students, we have fielded a myriad of comments, questions, and concerns about this decision. Weren't we worried about our productivity or meeting our graduate studies milestones? How could we make this work on graduate stipends? How can we manage our child and a dissertation? Let's be clear, we asked ourselves all of these questions and more when we decided to take this leap. And these questions continued as we've worked through our postdoctoral years, during which time we "acquired" a 2nd child. The answers, if they exist, to these questions are organic and come as you work through the process, which critically involves learning from the experiences of others who have taken this jump before you.
There needs to be more space within academia to have frank and open discussions about how to navigate the challenges of both working towards a meaningful professional career AND a fulfilling personal life. This is not only for the cathartic benefits of experience sharing, but also to help develop institutional and advocacy strategies to better support and aid those with parenting responsibilities and, of equal importance, those who want to do this.
Sunny and my conversations with each other and friends/colleagues has transformed into a joint side project. We approached the American Geophysical Union about our idea and their response and support has been tremendous. As part of this effort, we organized a panel discussion on this topic at the most recent Fall Meeting, which was featured in the Centennial Central programming (see video below; our session is the 1st hour). This conversation has never happened directly within AGU and we're excited to have been able to help facilitate it at such a large-scale venue as the AGU Fall Meeting.
I wanted to thank AGU for their support of this work and, especially, President-elect of the Education Section Tanya Furman, whose enthusiasm for our efforts transformed this from an abstract notion into real action, without her drive and facilitation we would not have been able to achieve this. I also want to greatly appreciate all of the panelists we had featured, their insights to this conversation were open, honest, and immensely helpful as we digest this topic within AGU. Thank you to all those who attended the session and who supported this work.
Presentation of ARIIS method and results from FLIP at AGU in the Boundary Layer Processes & Turbulence (A23D-07)
Kolmogorov's concept of an inertial subrange within the energy spectrum of high Reynolds number turbulence is fundamental to our understanding of turbulence structure and theory. However, there are significant gaps in how it has been typically applied to study geophysical turbulence. ARIIS is a new approach to identifying the most probable bandwidth of the inertial subrange in a measured turbulence record. ARIIS was applied to study the variance of the inertial subrange slope, which is presumed to be near -5/3, in the airflow new the air-sea interface.
Here are the slides (**modified for distribution here**) I presented at AGU. ARIIS and the findings of this study are summarized in a pair of papers currently out for JTECH and GRL. These studies provide one of the most comprehensive evaluations of Kolmogorov's inertial subrange -5/3 power law in a geophysical regime, as well as new evidence for a distinct wind-wave-turbulence interaction mechanism that has not been described before and may provide new insights into the unique physical dynamics near the critically important air-sea interface.
I am organizing a panel discussion: (U42A) Perspectives on Parenthood Within the Academic Research Environment, which will be part of Centennial Central on the Thursday of AGU's up=coming Fall Meeting. The session will be held 12/12 10:20-11:20 PST, Moscone South, Hall D.
This session will feature 5 invited panelists, from across the Earth Sciences as well as two psychologists, who are working on this topic within their own discipline. This diverse array of perspectives, spanning all career stages, will provide key insights as we delve into various topics surrounding the challenge of navigating a demanding, academic research career and parenthood. This session will have moderated discussion amongst panelists, as well as an open forum period where direct audience engagement is encouraged. The information discussed in this session will be of interest to both parents and non-parents.
Hope to see you there.
Kolmogorov's inertial subrange is one of the most important classical theories in the fluid mechanics and provides the basis for our understanding of the energy balance in many turbulent flows found in the natural world.
We've developed a standardized, automatic algorithm that can be used to locate the most plausible bandwidth of Kolmogorov's subrange from the three-dimensional velocity within a given turbulent flow, observed or simulated. The algorithm is open source and is currently maintained at a GitHub repository: https://github.com/dortizsu/ARIIS.
Please use this algorithm and submit any bug reports to me, you can find my contact on the GitHub site or on my webpage. If you find this algorithm useful for your own work, please cite the repository and
Ortiz-Suslow, Wang, Kalogiros, and Yamaguchi (2019) A Method for Identifying Kolmogorov's Inertial Subrange in the Velocity Variance Spectrum. doi: 10.1175/JTECH-D-19-0028.1