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Masters Students 2019

 

Masters by dissertation in Ocean & Atmospheric Science

 

Aphiwe Mtetandaba

Thesis title: The provenance, spread and geographic extent of harmful algal blooms in the South African coastline.  

Supervisor/s: A/Prof. Marcello Vichi (Ma-Re / Dept. of Oceanography, UCT) , Dr. Stewart Bernard (CSIR) & Dr. Marie Smith (CSIR)

 

 

 

 

 


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)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 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)

 

 

 

 

 

 Heather Forrer

Thesis title: Identifying the drivers of the Subantarctic biological pump 

Supervisors: Dr. Sarah Fawcett (Dept. of Oceanography, UCT)

Blog: https://aceprojectxii.wordpress.com/people/ 

Website: The Fawcett LAB

 

 

 

 

 

 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)

Website: The Fawcett LAB

 

 

 

 

 

 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) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 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)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 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)

 

 

 

 

 

 Liisa Shangheta

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 Maria Ingreso

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 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)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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)

 

 

 

 

 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) 

Website: The Fawcett LAB

 

 

 

 

 

 

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)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 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)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sbongile Meyiwa

Thesis title: Simulation of Tropical Cyclone Fantala using WRF Model

Supervisor/s: Prof. Chris Reason (Dept. of Oceanography, UCT)

 

 

 

 

 

 

​​​​​​ Shantelle Smith

Thesis title: Ammonia/um cycling across the air-sea interface in the Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean. 

Supervisor/s: Dr. Katye Altieri (Dept. of Oceanography, UCT)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Sina Wallschuss

 

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 Wanjiru Thoithi

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Masters by dissertation in Physical Oceanography

 

 Ashleigh Womack

Thesis title: Atmospheric drivers of ice drift in the Antarctic marginal ice zone

Supervisors: A/Prof. Marcello Vichi (Ma-Re / UCT)  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Belinda Nhesvure

Thesis title: Impact of ENSO on Coastal South African Sea Surface Temperatures.
 
Supervisor/s: Prof Mathieu Rouault  (Dept. of Oceanography, UCT,Nansen Tutu Research Centre)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 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)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Masters in Applied Ocean Sciences (Taught Masters)

 

Brandon Opie

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 Jason O'Connor

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 Lebogang Matlakaka

Thesis title: The seasonal characteristics of phytoplankton phenology in the Benguela Upwelling System with a particular focus on community structure

Supervisor/s: Dr. Sandy Thomalla (CSIR) & A/Prof. Marcello Vichi (Dept. of Oceanography, UCT)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Tumelo Moalusi

Thesis title: Wind variability in ERA-interim dataset and influence on Southern Ocean surface dynamics with increased model resolution

Supervisors: Dr. Nicolette Chang (CSIR)  & Dr. Sarah Nicholson(CSIR)