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Daniela Di Iorio

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  • Ph.D. 1994, Physics, University of Victoria, Victoria BC Canada
  • B.Sc. 1988, Physics (Honors Co-op), University of Victoria, Victoria BC Canada
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Physical and acoustical oceanography

My research applies the fundamental laws of physics to the ocean environment in order to understand: ocean mixing, 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.

H. Wu, B. Wang, D. Di Iorio, and M. Razaz (2023), Effect of zero-mean shear turbulence on rise velocity of in-chain bubbles from marine natural seeps. Ocean Engineering, 280, 

I. Adams, and D. Di Iorio (2021). Turbulence properties of a deep-sea hydrothermal plume in a time-variable cross-flow: field and model results for Dante in the Main Endeavour Field. Journal of Geophysical Research, 126, e2020JC016638.

M. Razaz, D. Di Iorio, B. Wang, and I. MacDonald (2020a). Temporal variations of a natural hydrocarbon seep using a deep-sea camera system, J. Atmosph. Oceanic Tech, 37(9): 1737-1751.

M. Razaz, D. Di Iorio, B. Wang, S. Daneshgar Asl and A. Thurnherr (2020b). Variability of a Natural Hydrocarbon Seep and its Connection to the Ocean Surface, Scientific Reports, 10, 12654.

Wang, Y., Castelao, R.M. & Di Iorio, D. (2017). Salinity Variability and Water Exchange in Interconnected Estuaries. Estuaries and Coasts 40, 917–929.

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. 

Di Iorio D, and 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.


Articles Featuring Daniela Di Iorio

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor 
Data-driven Marine Conservation and Sustainability 
Department of Marine Sciences 
University of Georgia 

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