IEEE Central Coast Live Event 19 August 6 PM @ Arnoldi's SBAR


DP Eckart Meiburg Ph.D. – UCSB ME Presents: Modeling the Pacific Ocean on the Computer

Hello Central Coast,

Finally, we have an outdoor venue for our August 19th Event, Arnoldi’s Italian Restaurant at 600 Olive St. on the Patio.

Distinguished Professor Eckart Meiburg will honor us with his talk, Modeling the Pacific Ocean on the Computer

Please register ASAP to reserve your spot as seating is limited. Be sure to include your email address and menu choice.

Best regards, Ruth Franklin, IEEE Central Coast Chair

  Date and Time




  • Date: 19 Aug 2020
  • Time: 06:00 PM to 08:30 PM
  • All times are (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
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  • Arnoldi's
  • 600 Olive St
  • Santa Barbara, California
  • United States 93101
  • Room Number: Patio

  • Starts 02 August 2020 07:00 PM
  • Ends 15 August 2020 03:30 PM
  • All times are (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
  • 7 spaces left!
  • No Admission Charge
  • Menu: Lasagna Bolognese (Beef), Salmon-spinach-pasta, Pesto (vegan)


Distinguished Professor Eckart Meiburg Distinguished Professor Eckart Meiburg of UCSB


Modeling the Pacific Ocean on the Computer

The transport of heat, CO2, and other substances by ocean currents plays a crucial role in shaping Earth's climate. I will highlight some of the important mechanisms that dominate the dynamics of the ocean and generate large-scale ocean currents. I will discuss the basic concepts underlying our approaches for modeling and predicting the dynamics of the ocean on the computer, and I will introduce some of the smaller-scale models that we have developed in my research group. To illustrate the power of such computational models, I will show several computer-generated movies of oceanic transport processes.


Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering Eckart Meiburg (PhD ME, U. Karlsruhe, Germany, 1985) joined UCSB in 2000, after appointments at Stanford University, Brown University, and USC. His research focuses on the field of Computational Fluid Dynamics, with a special focus on environmental and multiphase flows. Dr. Meiburg is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He has received a Presidential Young Investigator Award from the National Science Foundation, a Senior Scientist Award from the Humboldt Foundation, and a Senior Gledden Fellowship from the University of Western Australia. He was the Straub Lecturer at the University of Minnesota, and the Probstein Lecturer at MIT. He has held visiting positions in Europe, Australia ,and the US, and he is currently Past Chair of the Division of Fluid Dynamics of the American Physical Society.