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Masters Students 2017

Masters by dissertation in Ocean & Atmospheric Science


Jessica Burger

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 Ehlke De Jong












Thesis title: Antarctic seasonal and inter-annual relationship between the Marginal Ice Zone extent and the total sea ice extent: Comparison of in situ ASPeCt observations and satellite passive microwave estimates.

Supervisors: A/Prof. Marcello Vichi (UCT)



 Raquel Flynn











Thesis title: Investigating the nitrogen cycle of the southern Benguela Upwelling system using the dual isotopes of nitrogen

Supervisors: Dr. Sarah Fawcett (UCT), A/Prof. Julie Granger (Univ. of Connecticut) 

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 Heather Forrer












Thesis title: Identifying the drivers of the Subantarctic biological pump 

Supervisors: Dr. Sarah Fawcett (UCT)


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 Keneilwe Hlahane 










Thesis title: : A Remote Sensing Analysis of MERIS satellite data for monitoring Eutrophication in the Vaal River System

Supervisors: Prof. Chris Reason (UCT), Dr. Mark Matthews (CyanoLakes(Pty)Ltd)



 Mark Jacobson







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 Jeremy Kravitz








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Benita Maritz










Thesis title: Vertical atmospheric variability measured in the lower atmosphere (0 – 200 m) over False Bay, South Africa

Supervisors: Dr. Katye Altieri  (UCT), Prof. Alexander M.J. van Eijk (The Netherlands)



 Sbongile Meyiwa









Thesis title: Simulation of Tropical Cyclone Fantala using WRF Model

Supervisor/s: Prof. Chris Reason (UCT)



Ngwako Mohale










Thesis title: Identification and characterization of mesoscale and submesoscale features across the SAMBA transect.

Supervisors: A/Prof. Isabelle Ansorge (UCT), Dr. Tarron Lamont (Dept. of Environmental Affairs)



 Dedricks Morake












Thesis title: The variability of the Angola Low

Supervisors: Prof. Chris Reason (UCT)



 Ayanda Mpalweni














Thesis title: Characterising the seasonal response of the mixed-layer and the transitional-layer to the passage of storms in the Sub-Antarctic Zone

Supervisors: A/Prof. Marcello Vichi (UCT), Dr. Sarah-Anne Nicholson (CSIR)



 Mishka Rawatla 












Thesis title: Seasonal and intra-seasonal variability in the ocean flux of carbon dioxide in the sub-Antarctic zone of South Africa 

Supervisors: Dr. Katye Altieri (UCT), Dr. Pedro Monteiro (CSIR)



Caroline Sejeng










Thesis title: Examining the sub-meso and mesoscale variability across the Crossroad Transect from 2013 to 2015

Supervisors: A/Prof. Isabelle Ansorge (UCT), Dr. Tarron Lamont (DEA), Dr. Christophe Maes (IRD , Brest- France)


Masters by dissertation in Physical Oceanography


 Kirodh Boodhraj

Thesis title: Investigating the sensitivity of 1-D turbulence schemes in the sub-Antarctic Southern Ocean
Supervisors: A/Prof. Marcelo Vichi (UCT), Dr. K. Smit (CSIR)


  Matt Carr


Thesis title: Investigating mesoscale activity within the South Atlantic Ocean using the SAMBA mooring array
Supervisors: A/Prof. Isabelle Ansorge (UCT), Dr. Tarron Lamont (DEA), Dr. Marion Kersale (UCT) 


Tanya Marshall


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Cristina Russo





Thesis title: Physical Oceanographic Processes that occur along the Transkei Shelf
Supervisors: A/Prof. Isabelle Ansorge (UCT), Dr. Tarron Lamont (Dept. of Environmental Affairs), Dr. Ray Barlow (MA-RE, UCT)




 Shaveenah Taukoor








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 Estee Vermeulen











Thesis title: Investigating the relationship between volume transport and sea surface height in the Agulhas Current using the Hybrid Coordinate Ocean Model

Supervisors: Dr. Bjorn Backeberg (CSIR & Nansen-Tutu Centre for Marine Environmental Research), Dr. Juliet Hermes (SAEON Egagasini Node), Dr. Shane Elipot (Univ. Miami) and A/Prof. Marcello Vichi (UCT)



Masters in Applied Ocean Sciences (Taught Masters)



Wade De Kock









Thesis title: Analysis of seawater properties in the Southern Ocean around the Marginal Ice Zone (MIZ) using animal-borne observations

Supervisors: A/Prof. Marcello Vichi (UCT), Dr. Anne Treasure (UCT) 




 Mathabo Malange












Thesis title:  Building a climatological physical oceanography mean for the  KwaZulu-- Natal Bight to contribute to Marine Protected Areas analysis

Supervisors: Ms. Tammy Morris (SAEON), Dr. Tarron Lamont (SAEON), Prof. Isabelle Ansorge (UCT)