Turbulence in the Ocean webinars

Below is information about a webinar series produced by COSEE-Ocean Systems that may be of interest to those of you who teach oceanography.

Join us for a "turbulent" webinar series!

New Weekly Three-Part Series - Begins January 23rd @ 7PM ET!

From "white-knuckle" plane flights to the soothing swirl of cream in your coffee, turbulence is an ever-present part of our daily lives.

But how much do you know about it?

Join us as we feature three eminent scientists who study this amazing phenomenon? all from the comfort of your own home or office.

Designed for physics, math and science educators, these webinars will contain information on the physics of turbulence as well as its effect on life. Each webinar will feature an interactive concept map filled with resources for use in the classroom, including videos, images and other resources.

This three-part series will focus on several different topics:

  1. The fundamentals of turbulence and why it is important
  2. The effect of turbulence at different scales (and on different organisms)
  3. Living with turbulence as a microscopic organism

Sign up now!

The series is free and requires only an internet connection and computer with with working audio (through speakers or headphones). The concept map and resources presented will be sent to participants after the webinar concludes, and the expert-presented webinars will also be archived for viewing online.

Series Schedule:

Webinar I:  What is Turbulence and Why Do We Care?

  • January 23, 2013 - 7:00 PM ET / 4:00 PM PT
  • In Part I of our three-part series, Dr. Donald Webster (Georgia Tech) will introduce us to the topsy-turvy world of turbulence.

Webinar II: From Cosmos to Copepods - How Does Turbulence Impact Different Scales? 

  • January 30, 2013 - 7:00 PM ET / 4:00 PM PT
  • In Part II, Dr. Jeanette Yen (Georgia Tech) will discuss the effects of turbulence at different scales - from the cosmos to copepods.

Webinar III: How Does Turbulence Shift Advantage for the Tiniest Ocean Creatures? 

  • February 6, 2013 - 7:00 PM ET / 4:00 PM PT
  • In Part III, Dr. Pete Jumars (University of Maine) will discuss some of the ocean's tiniest inhabitants, and how turbulence and fluid dynamics affect their chances for survival.

We hope that you'll join us for this brand-new series!
The COSEE-OS team

P.S. For information on previous webinar series on other STEM topics, visit the online archive.