Observed eddy-internal wave interactions in the Southern Ocean

first_imgThe physical mechanisms that remove energy from the Southern Ocean’s vigorous mesoscale eddy field are not well understood. One proposed mechanism is direct energy transfer to the internal wave field in the ocean interior, via eddy-induced straining and shearing of preexisting internal waves. The magnitude, vertical structure, and temporal variability of the rate of energy transfer between eddies and internal waves is quantified from a 14-month deployment of a mooring cluster in the Scotia Sea. Velocity and buoyancy observations are decomposed into wave and eddy components, and the energy transfer is estimated using the Reynolds-averaged energy equation. We find that eddies gain energy from the internal wave field at a rate of −2.2 ± 0.6 mW m−2, integrated from the bottom to 566 m below the surface. This result can be decomposed into a positive (eddy to wave) component, equal to 0.2 ± 0.1 mW m−2, driven by horizontal straining of internal waves, and a negative (wave to eddy) component, equal to −2.5 ± 0.6 mW m−2, driven by vertical shearing of the wave spectrum. Temporal variability of the transfer rate is much greater than the mean value. Close to topography, large energy transfers are associated with low-frequency buoyancy fluxes, the underpinning physics of which do not conform to linear wave dynamics and are thereby in need of further research. Our work suggests that eddy–internal wave interactions may play a significant role in the energy balance of the Southern Ocean mesoscale eddy and internal wave fields.last_img read more

“It’s like a ghost town”: Hotel GMs speak out on recent struggles

first_imgDoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Binghamton GM Michael Pemberton told 12 News he’s lost close to 90% of his business due to a lack of traveling and guests staying at the location. Additionally, any room that is occupied by a health care worker, traveling nurse or doctor is closed off for 4-5 days after checkout to give the room time to breathe and keep the cleaning staff safe. Over in the Town of Dickinson, the Fairfield Inn by Marriott in Binghamton GM Marcus Peeples was forced to let go of all but four of his employees, and estimates the total revenue lost so far is around half a million dollars. But while the hotel business may be struggling now, Peeples and Pemberton are optimistic about the future. “Thankfully we have money saved in the bank that we can used for rainy days, and this is certainly one of them,” Pemberton said. “It is unprecedented because look, I’m in the hotel business. The last thing I want to do is turn a guest away,” Pemberton said. “If they’ve got a pandemic that’s pretty high in those areas, absolutely [I turn them away] because I can’t take the chance on my other guests or my employees.” Both general managers added the hotels have been made available for essential workers at discount prices Pemberton told 12 News the DoubleTree has added hand sanitizing units for guests and employees to use, in addition to wiping down common touch points throughout the day. “This isn’t a time to look for how much money we can make,” Pemberton said. “This is a time to be smart and be available for people who need lodging.” At the Fairfield Inn, Peeples is having a plexi-glass shield installed at the front desk, is allowing any employee to wear gloves and/or masks, and has eliminated hand-to-hand contact with guests. But despite the lull in guests, the hotels are still keeping the areas clean and safe for any guests that may arrive. But both hotels have taken an even deeper measure, going as far as to deny guests a room if they are coming from a highly contaminated COVID-19 area. With the advisory, hotel general managers have been forced to make tough decisions over the last few weeks in order to keep their businesses going. “Times like now you’d have a sold out hotel. Now it’s like a ghost town,” Peeples said. Broome County is currently under a travel advisory, in which County Executive Jason Garnar asked the public to travel only if it is essential. (WBNG) — Hotels in Broome County have not been immune to the coronavirus crisis, and the impact it has left on many small businesses. “Things will be greater later, for sure,” Peeples said with a smile.last_img read more

2014 Medallion Hunt: Clue #1 – June 30, 2014

first_imgClue #1 Our 28th yearHopefully someone finds it this yearWe think we’ve hidden it wellOnly time will tell.Editor’s Note: We were a bit behind getting the first clue up on the site this morning. But plan on Early Bird clues to start on this site at 6:30 a.m. and being taken down at 7 a.m. from this point forward – unless we oversleep!Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Humboldt State softball beats Dixie State 3-2 in eight innings to open Super Regionals

first_imgArcata >> So much of the Humboldt State softball team’s postseason success in 2017 has been built on dominant pitching and timely hitting. It drove HSU to a conference tournament title in Stockton and a perfect West 2 Regional record on its arch-rival’s home field in Chico.On Thursday afternoon, all the Jacks needed was an infield playing back and a little bit of a bounce going their way.Winona Vigil scored on Kalyn Paque’s fielder’s choice groundout with one out in the bottom of the eighth …last_img read more

Steph Curry with thoughtful response on his legacy and jealousy among his peers

first_imgOAKLAND – Stephen Curry pondered the inquiry. Then the Warriors’ star shrugged his shoulders.His teammate Andre Iguodala says he wants to win this championship partly to protect Curry’s legacy. Iguodala might be right, too, that Curry’s peers are jealous of his accomplishments. Yet, it sounds as if Iguodala cares more about protecting Curry’s legacy than Curry does.“Honestly, I don’t need anybody’s validation or … [vemba-video id=”van/sc/2019/06/04/bang_b5beffac-70fa-475f-8268-287f2f821d69″]last_img read more

Steph Curry better than Russell Westbrook says Kevin Durant, who has played with both

first_imgOn things he didn’t like about Golden State and Oklahoma City.Recently he sat down with former Oklahoma City teammate Serge Ibaka. The occasion was an episode of Ibaka’s cooking show, “How Hungry Are … It appears that Kevin Durant has come to terms with his one-season injury-induced hiatus.If he can’t play, he can add to the National (Basketball Association) discourse.On how much better his time with the Warriors could have been.On how the Warriors are no longer spring chickens.last_img read more

We, the People Walk 2017

first_imgOn Sunday 26 March Brand South Africa, Constitution Hill and other stakeholders including the Gauteng Legislature and the City of Joburg took part in We, the People Walk event. Its aim is to promote constitutional awareness and reinforce unity and ubuntu.While ‘We, The People Walk’ took place, children under the age of 12 had an opportunity to participate in their own walk, designed to inculcate the Bill of Rights and ResponsibilitiesThe Constitution Hill annual ‘We, the People Walk’ took place on 26 March 2017 under the theme ‘Affirming Constitutionalism’. Brand South Africa – in partnership with Constitution Hill, Gauteng Legislature and the City of Jo’burg – hosted this event.The foundation of the South African Nation Brand is the widely respected Constitution of South Africa, which guides, promotes and protects the values of the South African Nation Brand. The ‘We, The People Walk’ title was taken from the South African Constitution preamble. The walk commemorates the coming of age of the world’s most progressive Constitution through activities which nurture patriotism, constitutional awareness and active citizenship and celebrates the 21st anniversary of South Africa’s Constitution.While ‘We, The People Walk’ took place, children under the age of 12 had an opportunity to participate in their own walk, designed to inculcate the Bill of Rights and Responsibilities through activities such as interacting with mascots; musical activities; chalking the legacy and other child friendly activities.After the walk there were various activities for both young and old alike. On stage were performances by musicians, poets and dancers, and there were also be activities for children such as face-painting, a jumping castle, as well as educational programmes to teach them about their rights and responsibilities.last_img read more

For a dollar bill, you can get a cool AR view of life in the White House

first_imgRyan Matthew Pierson Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to… Follow the Puck Tags:#1600 Pennsylvania Ave.#AR#Augmented Reality#featured#Internet of Things#IoT#Nintendo#Oval Office#top#White House center_img Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Related Posts Have you ever wanted to visit the White House? A new app — created for the White House Historical Society by PTC’s Vuforia team, in coordination with Unity and Nexus Studios — hopes to give everyone that opportunity.All they need is a smartphone running iOS or Android and a single dollar bill.Upon placing the dollar bill in front of your smartphone’s camera, the app makes the bill come alive with animations. At first, the numbers start to move. Then, the White House appears right before your eyes.Marine One, the iconic helicopter that transports the President around Washington DC, lands on the White House lawn. The President gives a speech in the Rose Garden, guests roll Easter Eggs across the grass, and more.This all happens in augmented reality through the app on your smartphone.A narrated history of the “People’s House”Josh Earnest, the Press Secretary of the current Obama administration, narrates a brief history lesson about the nation’s most iconic house. He talks briefly about the importance of the White House, and its symbolic significance to the country’s history.As he narrates, you see different events occurring on screen. Speeches, seasonal gatherings, and even a thunderstorm roll through, seamlessly transitioning from one scene to another.All that is required to view the augmented reality scene is a flat surface, a smartphone, and a dollar bill. The app takes care of the rest.It’s a similar experience to the Nintendo DS’ AR Card system. It is very good at recognizing the dollar bill and leaping into action. There are some interactive elements to it, including the ability to tap (on the screen) various parts of the White House to get a glimpse inside. The Oval Office is perhaps the most interesting. If you tap the main section of the house, Secret Service agents appear on the rooftop.The app does require access to your smartphone’s camera, and you will likely be prompted to accept that access in order to access the app.1600 is available for free on iOS 8.0+ and Android 4.0+.last_img read more

Tomic can’t ‘find any motivation’ at Wimbledon

first_imgChina furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend View comments Nikki Valdez rushes self to ER due to respiratory tract infection He has not advanced as far as the quarterfinals at a Grand Slam event since losing to eventual champion Novak Djokovic in 2011 — when at 18 he became the youngest man to reach the final eight at Wimbledon since Boris Becker defended his title in 1986.Tomic, who reached a high of No. 17 in the world rankings in January 2016, entered Wimbledon ranked No. 59 after reaching the quarterfinals in Eastbourne, where he beat Zverev 6-3, 6-2 last week in the second round.“Some weeks I play well and beat a bunch of players and do super well in tournaments … but now it’s a roller coaster, and I just can’t seem to find, like, the commitment to work hard, to enjoy (playing) and to lift trophies,” Tomic said.Zverev broke Tomic late in the first set and again early in the second set, after which the Australian said he mentally “wasn’t there.” Tomic also admitted that when he called for a medical timeout, he did so to “try to break a bit of momentum” — although Zverev said later that he believed Tomic was injured.“It kind of made it almost tougher for me, because I didn’t know what to expect, because between points he was walking slowly, and he definitely acted like something was wrong,” Zverev said. “But then he would still, you know — if the ball is within reach, he would still hit the ball hard, especially with the forehand, place it well, and hit a lot of winners.”ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES Australia’s Bernard Tomic looks on during his Men’s Singles Match against Germany’s Mischa Zverev on day two at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Tuesday, July 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)LONDON — After all the hard work and dedication it takes to get to Wimbledon, at least one player couldn’t be bothered with actually trying to win.Bernard Tomic, a 24-year-old Australian who reached the quarterfinals at the All England Club in 2011, said Tuesday he “just couldn’t find any motivation” to compete this year.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucenacenter_img Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Zverev finished with 18 aces, compared to Tomic’s four. He also had 11 fewer unforced errors than Tomic, who committed 25.“I feel like Bernie has been playing Wimbledon since he was about 11,” said Thanasi Kokkinakis, an Australian who lost to Juan Martin del Potro in his first-round match. “Maybe he’s bored. I’m not sure. I do know he’s skillful and hopefully he gets it together because he’s a good player.”After acknowledging his lack of interest, Tomic was asked about whether he would give back his prize money because of his performance — a question he quickly shot down. He also disagreed with a suggestion that he didn’t give his best effort against Zverev.“While I do feel a bit of guilt and I’m like, maybe I could have played four or five sets,” Tomic said, “in my opinion, he played well and I was just playing terrible and I just couldn’t find any rhythm, and he deserved to win.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ “I felt a little bit bored out there,” Tomic said, “to be completely honest with you.”Tomic was playing at Wimbledon for the eighth time. He lost to Mischa Zverev 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 on Court 14.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“I feel holding a trophy or, you know, doing well, it doesn’t satisfy me anymore,” Tomic said. “It’s not there. I couldn’t care less if I make a fourth-round U.S. Open or I lose (in the) first round. To me, everything is the same. I’m going to play another 10 years, and I know after my career I won’t have to work again.”Tomic has won three titles in his career, the first in Sydney in 2013. He then won consecutive titles in Bogota, Colombia, in 2014 and 2015. Pacquiao demands ‘closure’ from WBO on controversial ‘Battle of Brisbane’ LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more