Twelve days of Christmas – The Physical Oceanography Edition

What can I say, I was inspired by the Marine Biology edition!

Psst. Click on the photos to learn more about each phenomena.

On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:
a profile from a CTD.

On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:
2 Niños
and a profile from a CTD

On the third day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:
3 Solitons
2 Niños
and a profile from a CTD

On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:
4 breaking Waves
3 Solitons
2 Niños
and a profile from a CTD

washington coast waves

On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:
5 big Gyy–rrres
4 breaking Waves
3 Solitons
2 Niños
and a profile from a CTD

On the sixth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:
6 Gliders gliding
5 big Gyy–rrres
4 breaking Waves
3 Solitons
2 Niños
and a profile from a CTD

On the seventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:
7 Icebergs floating
6 Gliders gliding
5 big Gyy–rrres
4 breaking Waves
3 Solitons
2 Niños
and a profile from a CTD

On the eighth  day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:
8 ADCP’s pinging
7 Icebergs floating
6 Gliders gliding
5 big Gyy–rrres
4 breaking Waves
3 Solitons
2 Niños
and a profile from a CTD

On the ninth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:
9 Eddies whirling
8 ADCP’s pinging
7 Icebergs floating
6 Gliders gliding
5 big Gyy–rrres
4 breaking Waves
3 Solitons
2 Niños
and a profile from a CTD

On the tenth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:
10 Boundary Currents
9 Eddies whirling
8 ADCP’s pinging
7 Icebergs floating
6 Gliders gliding
5 big Gyy–rrres
4 breaking Waves
3 Solitons
2 Niños
and a profile from a CTD

On the eleventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:
11 hundred Drifters
10 Boundary Currents
9 Eddies whirling
8 ADCP’s pinging
7 Icebergs floating
6 Gliders gliding
5 big Gyy–rrres
4 breaking Waves
3 Solitons
2 Niños
and a profile from a CTD

On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:
12.42 tidal hours
11 hundred Drifters
10 Boundary Currents
9 Eddies whirling
8 ADCP’s pinging
7 Icebergs floating
6 Gliders gliding
5 big Gyy–rrres
4 breaking Waves
3 Solitons
2 Niños
and a profile from a CTD

Kim Martini (77 Posts)

Kim is a Physical Oceanographer at the Joint Institute for the Study of Atmosphere and Ocean at the University of Washington. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Washington in 2010. Her goal in life is to throw expensive s**t in the ocean. When not at sea, she uses observations from moored, satellite and land-based instruments to understand the pathways that wind and tidal energy take from large (internal tides) to small scales (turbulence).