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Name
Melissa Omand
Field
Physical oceanography
Areas of Expertise
Observational oceanography, Physical-biological interactions, Submesoscale processes
Education
Ph.D. Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Physical Oceanography, 2004-2011
IGERT associate, Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, 2005-2011
Teaching
Physical Oceanography 501
Publications
Omand, M.M., Govindarajan. R. and Mahadevan, A. (2015) Quantifying the sinking of oceanic particulate organic matter. submitted

Omand, M.M. and Mahadevan, A. (2015) Shape of the Oceanic Nitracline. submitted

Omand, M.M., Perry, M.J., D’Asaro, E., Lee, C., Briggs, N.A., Cetinic, I. and Mahadevan, A. (2015) Eddy-driven subduction exports particulate organic carbon from the spring bloom. Science, doi: 10.1126/science.1260062

Omand, M.M. and Mahadevan, A. (2013) Large-scale alignment of oceanic nitrate and density. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 118, p. 1–11, doi:10.1002/jgrc.20379

Omand, M.M, Feddersen, F., Guza, R.T. and Franks, P.J.S. (2012) Episodic vertical nutrient fluxes and nearshore phytoplankton blooms in Southern California. Limnology and Oceanography, 57(6) p. 1673-1688.

Omand, M.M, Leichter, J.L., Franks, P.J.S., Guza, R.T., Lucas, A.J., and Feddersen, F. (2011). Physical and Biological processes underlying the sudden appearance of a red-tide patch in the nearshore. Limnology and Oceanography, 56(3) p. 787-801.

Omand, M.M, Feddersen, F., Clark, D.B., Franks, P.J.S., Leichter, J.L., and Guza, R.T. (2009) The influence of bubbles and sand on Chlorophyll-a fluorescence measurements in the surfzone. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods, 7 p. 354-362.

Clark, D.B., Feddersen, F., Omand, M.M and Guza, R.T. (2009). Measuring fluorescent dye in the bubbly and sediment laden surfzone. Water, Soil and Air Pollution, 204(1-4) p. 103-115.

Omand, M.M, Campbell, J.L. and Maxwell, J.A. (2005) Simulation of the relationship
between element concentrations and X-ray yields in the Mars Exploration Rover's X-
ray spectrometer. Nucl. Instrum. Meth. In Phys. Research B229 123-136.
Presentations
Quantifying the sinking of oceanic particulate organic matter. University of Washington, Seattle, WA. 2014. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Cambridge MA. 2014 (seminars)

Submesoscale subduction of particulate organic carbon, oxygen and spice. Ocean Sciences Meeting, Honolulu, HI 2014. (oral presentation)

Eddy-driven subduction of particulate carbon during the North Atlantic spring bloom. Applied Physics Laboratory. Seattle WA. 2014. University of Rhode Island, Kingston RI. 2014. University of Maine. Orono, ME. 2014. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Woods Hole MA. 2013, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Cambridge MA. 2013, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA. 2012 and Hopkins Marine Station, Monterey, CA. 2012 (seminars).

Physical and biological controls on oceanic nitrate distributions: Interpreting observations within an isopycnal framework. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Woods Hole MA. 2013 (seminar)

Episodic nutrient fluxes and nearshore phytoplankton blooms. Eastern Pacific Ocean Conference (EPOC), Fort Hood, OR 2012. (oral presentation)

Determining timescales of variability of chlorophyll and temperature from satellite data. Ocean Carbon Biogeochemistry (OCB) meeting, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA 2012. (poster presentation)

Carbon Export in the North Atlantic: Subduction versus sinking flux. University of Massachusetts: Dartmouth seminar series hosted by the Dept. of Marine Science and Technology Dartmouth, MA 2012. (seminar)

Vertical structure of chlorophyll, nitrate flux and productivity from the Cariaco Basin time series: Implications for interpreting satellite ocean color. Ocean Sciences Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT 2012. (oral presentation)

Physical controls on episodic nearshore phytoplankton blooms in Southern California. University of Wisconsin – Madison, Madison, WI. 2012 (talk). University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI 2011. (talk), and at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA 2011. (seminar)

Physical and biological processes underlying the sudden appearance of a red tide surface patch in the nearshore. California and the World Oceans conference. San Francisco, CA: 2010. (oral presentation)

Evidence of in situ dinoflagellate swimming behavior? Preliminary observations from Imperial Beach CA. American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, Portland, Oregon: 2010. (poster presentation)

Internal Wave-Driven Patches of Red Tide in the Nearshore and Surfzone. Gordon Research Conference: Coastal Ocean Processes, New London, NH: 2009 (poster presentation)

Field observations of nonphotochemical quenching. International Meeting of Students in Physical Oceanography, University of California, San Diego: 2008. (oral presentation)

An integrated perspective on biophysical dynamics: From the nearshore to the surfzone. American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, Orlando, Florida: 2008. (oral presentation)

Science with a jetski: New observations of phytoplankton in shallow water. Centro de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada, Ensenada, Mexico: 2008. (seminar)

Chlorophyll Fluorescence near the shoreline: Connections with waves and wave-driven currents. American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA: 2006. (oral presentation)
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