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Daniela Di Iorio

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Department Head

Graduate Students: 



Mahdi Razaz

Research Professional:

James Kelly

  • Ph.D. 1994, Physics, University of Victoria, Victoria BC Canada
  • B.Sc. 1988, Physics (Honors Co-op), University of Victoria, Victoria BC Canada
Research Areas:
Research Interests:

Physical and acoustical oceanography

My research applies the fundamental laws of physics to the ocean environment in order to understand: ocean mixing and entrainment, transport and buoyancy driven flows, and circulation processes from the coastal ocean to the deep-sea environment of hydrothermal vents and hydrocarbon seeps. Specialized acoustic instrumentation is used for the measurement of deep sea hydrothermal plume flow and heat flux, for understanding how plumes interact with the surrounding ocean and for monitoring the effect of seismic events to these systems.  New instrumentation will be connected to the Ocean Networks Canada NEPTUNE cabled observatory in the future.  Highly motivated Undergraduate and Graduate students are always needed.

Wang Y, Castelao RM, Di Iorio D.  2017.  Salinity Variability and Water Exchange in Interconnected Estuaries. Estuaries and Coasts. :917-929. DOI Google Scholar BibTex XML

Medeiros PM, Babcock-Adams L, Seidel M, Castelao RM, Di Iorio D, Hollibaugh JT, Dittmar T.  2017.  Export of terrigenous dissolved organic matter in a broad continental shelf. Limnology and Oceanography. 62:1718-1731.DOI Google Scholar BibTex XML

Wang SRachel, Di Iorio D, Cai W-J, Hopkinson CS.  2017.  Inorganic carbon and oxygen dynamics in a marsh-dominated estuary. Limnology and Oceanography. DOI Google Scholar BibTex XML

Lavelle J.W, Di Iorio D, Rona P.  2013.  A turbulent convection model with an observational context for a deep-sea hydrothermal plume in a time-variable cross flow. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans. 118(11):6145-6160. DOI Google Scholar BibTex XML

Di Iorio D, Castelao R.  2013.  The Dynamical Response of Salinity to Freshwater Discharge and Wind Forcing in Adjacent Estuaries on the Georgia Coast. Oceanography. 26(3):44-51. DOI Google Scholar BibTex XML

Schutte C., Hunter K.S., McKay P., Di Iorio D., Joye S.B, Meile C.  2013.  Patterns and controls of nutrient concentrations in a southeastern United States tidal creek. Oceanography. 26(3):132-139. Google Scholar BibTex XML

Camilli R., Di Iorio D., Bowen A., Reddy C.M, Techet A.H, Yoerger D.R, Whitcomb L.L, Seewald J.S, Sylva S.P, Fenwick J..  2012.  Acoustic measurement of the Deepwater Horizon Macondo well flow rate. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 109(50):20235-20239. DOI Google Scholar BibTex XML

Xu G, Di Iorio D.  2012.  Deep sea hydrothermal plumes and their interaction with oscillatory flows. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems. 13(9):n/a-n/a. DOI Google Scholar BibTex XML

Di Iorio D, J. Lavelle W, Rona P, Bemis K, Xu G, Germanovich L, Lowell R, Genc G.  2012.  Measurements and Models of Heat Flux and Plumes from Hydrothermal Discharges Near the Deep Seafloor. Oceanography. 25(1):168-179. DOI Google Scholar BibTex XML

Xu G, Di Iorio D.  2011.  The relative effects of particles and turbulence on acoustic scattering from deep-sea hydrothermal vent plumes. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 130(4):1856. DOI Google Scholar BibTex XML

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