It is with a very heavy heart that we write this email.
Our good friend and colleague, Volfango Rupolo, passed away on Monday night.
Volfango was a physical oceanographer at ENEA in Italy, and a world
leader in analyzing Lagrangian data, studying ocean turbulence, and
describing the oceanography of the Mediterranean Sea.
In particular, his work on
"A Lagrangian-based approach to determine trajectories taxonomy and
turbulence regimes" is one of the most original, brilliant research
ideas for analyzing Lagrangian data to have ever been published.
Besides being a great scientist,
Volfango was one of the nicest people that one
could ever have the pleasure to meet.
One of our fondest memories of him was from the last
LAPCOD meeting when he used trajectories from his very cool
alphabet to spell out "Thank You!"
He will be missed by all of us.