This meeting is being structured to encourage collaborations between biological and physical oceanographers, numerical modelers, mathematicians and meteorologists who use Lagrangian measurements, both in-situ and simulated, to understand and model ocean and coastal dynamics. We ENCOURAGE you to present both a short talk (12 min + 3 min Q/A) in the morning session and a poster with details in the afternoon (This is not a strict requirement, you can do just one or the other).
Mon: A Observations and biological applications. Tue: B Theory of dispersion / transport / mixing. Wed: A day of interactions via a group social activity. Thu: C Lagrangian instruments and data analysis techniques. Fri: D Assimilation of Lagrangian data and predictability of trajectories.
Monday's session will focus on estimates of first and second-order statistics of velocity, plankton, tracer and optical properties of the ocean and coastal regime from Lagrangian measurement. We encourage contributions that contain maps of mean circulation/transport, MKE, and EKE, Lagrangian spectra and covariance functions, variance ellipses, principal component analysis, diffusivity estimates, and estimates of Lagrangian time scales that can be used as benchmarks for modeling studies and for parameterizing turbulence.
Tuesday's session will focus on theoretical and numerical models of particle dispersion, turbulent mixing and transport. Contributions on nonlinear particle dynamics, chaotic advection, tracer dispersion, turbulence parameterizations, and particle trajectory models are encouraged.
Thursday's session will focus on the engineering aspect of Lagrangian data, analysis methods and present/future Lagrangian-based sensor technology. Contributions on error characteristic of Lagrangian measurements, calibration methods, new Lagrangian instruments, and comparisons with Eulerian measurements and with simulated Lagrangian trajectories are encouraged.
Friday's session will focus on assimilating Lagrangian data into both Eulerian models and Lagrangian particle models for nowcasts anf forecasts. Contributions on applied Lagrangian prediction (search and rescue operations and pollution dispersion), optimizing the Lagrangian information in float observations for assimilation into Eulerian models, and sampling design are encouraged.
Computers with MS PowerPoint will be available for the presentations. You may bring your own laptop computer if you like, or you can bring your presentation on CD-ROM or USB 'flash drives'. Transparencies are also welcome.
We would like to avoid an early Monday morning rush. So, Only if you will be presenting Monday morning, you can a arrange with AnnaLisa (firstname.lastname@example.org) to transfer for presentation electronically (ie put it on an ftp site and email her the location).
We encourage people who give oral presentations to present also a poster. Posters can simply be made by hard copies of the presented material or they can serve to show details not given in your morning talk. The purpose of presenting a poster and having an afternoon poster session is to encourage individual communication stimulated by the morning presentation.
Posters should be limited to 160cm H x 80cm W (or less) (64in H x 32in W).
How to get to the Villa Marigola in the morning.