A Symposium in Honor of Walter Munk on the occasion of his Centennial

29–30 August 2017
Robert Paine Scripps Forum, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Walter turns 100 this year, and Scripps is celebrating with a series of symposia. Walter wishes the symposium to foster real scientific discussion, with a focus on “the next 100 years.”

Agenda (PDF)

Group photo, August 29, 2017 (click for full-size file)

Individual photos with Walter are available to download here. (no sign-in required)

Symposium organizers: Peter Worcester and Bruce Cornuelle
Day 1: Tuesday, August 29

Active Acoustics

Morning Session

Moderator: Robert Spindel, APL-UW
8:45 a.m. Margaret Leinen, Director, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
8:50 a.m. Frank Herr, Office of Naval Research
9:00 a.m. Carl Wunsch, MIT/Harvard
Inverse methods and the beginnings of acoustic tomography (presentation
9:35 a.m. Brian Dushaw, NERSC
Acoustic tomography and Meddies in the Canary Basin
10:10 a.m. Peter Worcester and Bruce Cornuelle, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Ocean state estimation combining acoustic and non-acoustic data (presentation)
11:15 a.m. Kelly Benoit-Bird, MBARI and OSU
Ecological insights from pelagic habitats acquired using active acoustic techniques (presentation)
11:50 a.m. John Colosi, NPS
Ocean acoustics at the small- and micro-scale: Walter Munk and tomography of stochastic processes (presentation)

Afternoon session

1:30 p.m. Arthur Baggeroer, MIT
Walter Munk, a prescient signal processor (presentation)
2:05 p.m. Harry Cox, Lockheed Martin
Coherence, interpretation and measurement (presentation)
2:40 p.m. Matthew Dzieciuch, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Signal processing: from Heard Island to the Beaufort Sea (presentation)
3:45 p.m. Jim Lynch, WHOI
3-D and climate change effects in shallow water acoustics (presentation)
4:20 p.m. Lora Van Uffelen, URI
The Sea Itself is our Laboratory: Observational ocean acoustics and the next 100 years (presentation)


Day 2 – Wednesday, August 30

Passive Acoustics

Morning Session

Moderator: Bruce Cornuelle, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
9 a.m. Christopher Clark, Cornell University
Why listen to the ocean? (presentation)
9:35 a.m. Michael Brown, University of Miami
Ocean remote sensing using ambient noise (presentation)
10:10 a.m. William Farrell, SAIC
Listening to MABL (presentation)
11:15 a.m. Ana Širović, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Trends in ocean ambient noise across ocean basins (presentation)
11:50 a.m. Bruce Howe, University of Hawaii
SMART Cables: Sensing the pulse of the planet (presentation)

Arctic Acoustics

Afternoon Session

Moderator: Peter Worcester, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
1:30 p.m. Peter Mikhalevsky, Leidos
Acoustic thermometry in the Arctic: Some history and future possibilities (presentation)
2:05 p.m. Peter Wadhams, University of Cambridge
Sonar probing of ice thickness and ice-related climate feedbacks (presentation)
2:40 p.m. Hanne Sagen, NERSC
Acoustics: The key to observing the ocean under the Arctic sea ice (presentation)
3:45 p.m. John Orcutt, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Arctic Watch (presentation)

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