CPEP Seminar – Water-Wave-Driven Transport of Particles and Heat

Speaker: Nimish Pujara, Assistant Professor, College of Engineering, UW–Madison

Surface waves on lakes and oceans drive a myriad of transport processes relevant to changes in the natural environment and global climate. In this talk, Pujara will consider wave-driven transport of particles such as sediment, plastic pollution, and plankton as well as wave-driven transport of heat at ocean-ice interfaces. He will show some fundamental aspects of how the motion of small, slowly settling particles are altered by wavy flow in deep-water conditions as well as how waves in shallow-water coastal conditions can act to suspend large amounts of sediment and deposit plastic pollution on beaches.

This seminar can also be viewed via our live stream.

Hosted by the Climate, People and the Environment Program (CPEP).


Apr 9 2024


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


811 Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences
1225 W. Dayton St.


Alessandra Rella
(608) 265-0521