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Masters Students 2018

 

Masters by dissertation in Ocean & Atmospheric Science

 

 Riesna Audh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thesis title: Physical and Biogeochemical Processes within the Antarctic Marginal Ice Zone: Observations and Modelling

Supervisors: A/Prof. Marcello Vichi (Ma-Re / UCT)  & Dr. Sarah Fawcett (Dept. of Oceanography, UCT) 

 


 

 Jessica Burger

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thesis title: Controls on new production and carbon export in the southern Benguela upwelling system: an observational and modelling approach

Supervisors:  Dr. Sarah Fawcett (Dept. of Oceanography, UCT)  & A/Prof. Coleen Moloney (Dept. of Biological Sci., UCT)

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 Sean Evans

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thesis title: Influence of Changing Oceanographic Conditions on the Distribution of Top Predators in the Sub-Antarctic

Supervisors:  A/Prof. Isabelle Ansorge(Dept. of Oceanography, UCT), Dr. Anne Treasure(Dept. of Oceanography, UCT) & Prof. Nico de Bruyn (Marion Island Marine Mammal Programme MIMMP)

 


 

 Raquel Flynn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Supervisors: Dr. Sarah Fawcett (Dept. of Oceanography, 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 (Dept. of Oceanography, 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 (Dept. of Oceanography, UCT), Dr. Mark Matthews (CyanoLakes(Pty)Ltd)

 


 

 Benita Maritz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Supervisors: Dr. Katye Altieri  (Dept. of Oceanography, 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 (Dept. of Oceanography, UCT)

 


 

Ngwako Mohale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

 


 

 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 (Ma-Re / Dept. of Oceanography, UCT) & Dr. Sarah-Anne Nicholson (CSIR)

 


 

 Ruan Parrott

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thesis title: Biogeochemical cycling, carbon export, and phytoplankton community dynamics across the Greater Agulhas Current System

Supervisor/s: Dr. Sarah Fawcett (Dept. of Oceanography, UCT)  & Dr. David Walker (CPUT)

 


 

 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 (Dept. of Oceanography, UCT)  & Dr. Pedro Monteiro (CSIR)

 


 

 Jonathan Rogerson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thesis title: Not all models are created equal: assessing parameterizations of iron dynamics in ocean biogeochemical models

Supervisor/s: A/Prof. Marcello Vichi (Ma-Re / Dept. of Oceanography, UCT) 

 


 

 Nicholas Salonen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thesis title: Using Numerical Models to Predict the Probability of Rogue Wave Occurrence in False Bay, South Africa

Supervisor/s: A/Prof. Marcello Vichi (Ma-Re / Dept. of Oceanography, UCT) & Dr. Christo Rautenbach (SAWS, Dept. of Oceanography, UCT)

 


 

 Shantelle Smith

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Kurt Spence

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thesis title: Investigation of coarse and fine mode nitrogen aerosols in coastal and open ocean regions

Supervisor/s: Dr Katye Altieri (UCT) and Casper Labuschagne (South African Weather Service, SAWS)

 

Masters by dissertation in Physical Oceanography

 

 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
 
Supervisor/s: A/Prof. Marcello Vichi (Ma-Re / Oceanography Dept., UCT)
 
 

 

Cristina Russo

 

 

 

 

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

 


 

 

 Precious Mahlalela

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thesis title: An analysis of the southern Atlantic anticyclone in relations to rainfall over the winter rainfall region of South Africa and sea surface temperature in the Southern Ocean.

Supervisors: Prof. Chris Reason (Dept. of Oceanography, UCT) & Dr. Ross Blamey (Dept. of Oceanography, UCT)