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Shivanesh Rao

Alumnus Profile: Shivanesh Rao

Degree: Earth and Environmental Science:Oceanography

Dissertation Title: Interaction Between the Coastal Ocean and the Estuarine Systems

Advisor: Dr. James Pringle


Description of Research

The processes in the coastal ocean and an estuary are a coupled system, each dependent on the other. However studies have generally idealized the system such that the system essentially becomes decoupled. In order to work towards understanding (or modeling) the real coupled system, the responses of the coastal ocean on the estuary (and vice-versa) have to be studied. I propose to use numerical models to understand the interaction between the idealized wind driven coastal ocean and an idealized estuary.

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