Surface Signatures of Ocean Subduction for Targeted Sampling | Robotics for Climate Change Workshop @ ICRA 2022
About the Video:
Vertical velocities in the ocean are generally several orders of magnitude smaller than horizontal ones. However, the vertical exchange of water masses is a critical component of the climate system; it also plays a large role in the redistribution of nutrients and pollutants, thereby impacting ecosystems. It is therefore important to better understand the dynamics of the regions in the ocean where this vertical exchange takes place. Substantial vertical exchange tends to occur in narrow areas of the ocean, such as along density fronts. Thus, any field campaign to study vertical exchange must rely on targeted sampling. This talk discusses one approach for revealing surface signatures of subducting regions through drifter deployments to aid in the proper placement of sampling assets.
About the Speakers:
- Tahiya Salam is a doctoral student studying robotics in the GRASP Lab at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research interests lie at the intersection of multi-robot teams, dynamical systems, and machine learning. She is a co-organizer of the Robotics for Climate Change Workshop at ICRA 2022.
- Helga S. Huntley is an applied mathematician and assistant professor at Rowan University tackling problems in oceanography and atmospheric science. Her research focuses on transport problems in the ocean and has also involved geophysical fluid dynamics modeling and data assimilation.
Recorded at the Robotics for Climate Change Workshop during the 2022 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA).
Produced in partnership with the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (https://www.ieee-ras.org/).
Recording funded in part by a grant from the United Engineering Foundation (https://www.uefoundation.org/).
About the Video:
Vertical velocities in the ocean are generally several orders of magnitude smaller than horizontal ones. However, the vertical exchange of water masses is a critical component of the climate system; it also plays a large...