Please join us for the following AOS Seminar Thursday, November 8 at 4:00pm in Spiess Hall 330:
Speaker: Matthew Alford, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Title: The Epsi: a next-generation turbulence instrument from the Scripps Multiscale Ocean Dynamics group
Abstract: Scripps once again has the capability to make microstructure measurements. I’ll present early results from the epsilometer or “epsi,” a new instrument our group has built for low-power, inexpensive and modular measurements of turbulence. It’s designed to be deployed from autonomous, towed or dropped platforms, and has greatly reduced the complexity and cost of such measurements, which are crucial for understanding a variety of physical processes in the ocean.