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Manita Chouksey

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  • Internal wave generation
  • Eddy-wave interactions and wave-wave interactions
  • Balanced and unbalanced flow decomposition
  • Slow and fast manifolds
  • Ventilation pathways
  • Southern Ocean circulation
  • Lagrangian particle tracking
  • Transit Time Distributions
  • Eddy diffusivity and isopycnal mixing
seit November 2021 Teilprojekt-Leiter TRR 181, Institut für Umweltphysik und MARUM, Universität Bremen
2018 - 2021 PostDoc, Institut für Meerreskunde, Universität Hamburg
2014 - 2018 Promotion (Dr. rer. nat.) in Theoretischer Physikalischer Ozeanographie, Max-Planck Institut für Meteorologie und Universität Hamburg
2012 - 2014 Masterarbeit in Climate Sciences and Technology, Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar (Indien) und University of Masachusetts Dartmouth (USA)
2008 - 2012 Bachelorarbeit in Computer Science and Technology, RGTU, India
SFB/TRR 181 "Energietransfer in Atmosphäre und Ozean", Subprojects W2: Scattering and Refraction of Low-Mode Internal Tides by Interaction With Mesoscale Eddies.
REEBUS "Role of Eddies in the Carbon Pump of Eastern Boundary Upwelling Systems – Demonstration Case Canary Current System", WP2: Process modelling of physical eddy dynamics; BMBF 2019-2022.
C_ant "Changes in anthropogenic carbon inventories and formation rates of intermediate, deep, and bottom water in the global ocean ", DFG 2018-2020.
Betreuung von Diplomarbeiten und Promotionen
Promotion: Peter Dennert (seit 2021)
PhD Advisory Panel: Pablo Sebastia Saez (Universität Hamburg), Zoi Kourkouraidou (Max-Planck-Institut für Meteorologie Hamburg), and Ashley Barnes (Australian National University)
MSc./Diplom: Pablo Sebastia Saez (2021), Anastasiia Frolova (2021)
Chouksey, A., A. Griesel, M. Chouksey, and C. Eden (2022), Changes in global ocean circulation due to isopycnal diffusion. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 52(9), 2219-2235, doi:10.1175/JPO-D-21-0205.1.
Chouksey, M., Eden, C., and D. Olbers (2022), Gravity wave generation in balanced sheared flow revisited. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 52(7), 1351-1362, doi:10.1175/JPO-D-21-0115.1.
Chouksey, M., A. Griesel, C. Eden, and R. Steinfeldt (2022), Transit Time Distributions and ventilation pathways using CFCs and Lagrangian backtracking in the South Atlantic of an eddying ocean model. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 52(7), 1531-1548, 2022, doi:10.1175/JPO-D-21-0070.1.
S.Tippenhauer, M. Janout, M. Chouksey, S. Torres-Valdes, A. Fong, and T. Wulff (2021), Substantial Sub-Surface Chlorophyll Patch Sustained by Vertical Nutrient Fluxes in Fram Strait Observed With an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle. Frontiers in Marine Science, 1356, doi:10.3389/fmars.2021.605225.
Eden, C., M. Chouksey, and D. Olbers (2019), Gravity wave emission by shear instability. J. Phys. Oceanogr.,49 (9), 2393–2406, doi:10.1175/JPO-D-19-0029.1.
Eden, C., M. Chouksey, and D. Olbers (2019), Mixed Rossby–gravity wave–wave interactions. J. Phys. Oceanogr.,49 (1), 291–308, doi:10.1175/JPO-D-18-0074.1.
Chouksey, M., C. Eden, and N. Brüggemann (2018), Internal gravity wave emission in different dynamical regimes. J. Phys. Oceanogr.,48 (8), 1709-1730, doi:10.1175/JPO-D-17-0158.1.
Chouksey, M. (2018), Disentangling gravity waves from balanced flow. Ph.D. thesis, Universit\"{a}t Hamburg, doi:10.17617/2.3000108.
2022 Introduction to Dynamical Oceanography (shared), Universität Hamburg
Introduction to Methods in Ocean Modelling (shared), Universität Hamburg
2021 Introduction to Methods in Ocean Modelling (shared), Universität Hamburg
2020 Introduction to Methods in Ocean Modelling (shared), Universität Hamburg