Elizabeth Brasseale

Elizabeth Brasseale

Graduate Student

Physical Oceanography

I've been a Physical Oceanography graduate student at the University of Washington since September 2013. While here I have worked on three topics: environmental impacts of tidal power, estuarine dynamics, and invasive species mitigation. My primary research tool is regional-scale, idealized modeling with Regional Ocean Modeling System (ROMS).

Estuarine Dynamics (advised by Parker MacCready)

2019 June - attended Coastal Dynamics Gordon Research Seminar and Conference in Hooksett, NH. Presented poster, "The journey shelf water takes from the coastal ocean to the estuarine channel" (co-author Parker MacCready)

2018 October - attended Physics of Estuaries and Coastal Seas in Galveston, TX. Presented talk, "Estuarine exchange flow beyond the estuarine channel in an idealized model" (co-author Parker MacCready)

2018 September - attended Eastern Pacific Ocean Conference in Mt. Hood, OR. Presented poster, "How shelf water becomes estuarine inflow" (co-author Parker MacCready) * Won Best Student Poster *

2018 February - attended Ocean Sciencs Meeting in Portland, Oregon. Presented talk, "Tracking the shelf origins of estuary inflow" (co-author Parker MacCready)

2017 August - passed Doctoral exam proposing thesis work, "Shelf origins of oceanic estuary inflow"

Invasive Species Mitigation (with Washington Sea Grant Crab Team)

Brasseale, Grason, McDonald, Adams and MacCready, 2019. "Larval Transport Modeling Support for Identifying Population Sources of European Green Crab in the Salish Sea." Estuaries and Coasts. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12237-019-00586-2.

2018 April - attended Salish Sea Ecosystems Conference in Seattle, Washington. Presented talk, "Larval transport modeling evidence of European Green Crab source populations", (co-authors Jeff Adams, Emily Grason, Parker MacCready, and P. Sean McDonald)

Environmental Impacts of Tidal Energy (advised by Mitsuhiro Kawase)

2016 February - attended Ocean Sciences Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana. Presented talk, "Complete energetic description of hydrokinetic turbine impact on flow channel dynamics" (co-author Mitsuhiro Kawase)

2016 February - defended Masters, "Closing the energy budget for tidal power extraction".
Masters committee: Mitsuhiro Kawase (advisor), Brian Polagye, Parker MacCready, Danny Grunbaum.

2015 October - organized the North American INORE Symposium in Friday Harbor, Washington with Adam Brown

2014 November - attended the North American International Network for Offshore Renewable Energy (INORE) Symposium in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Presented talk, "Investigating Tidal Energy Sustainability Using Energetics" (co-author Mitsuhiro Kawase)

Teaching and Outreach

2019 Summer - Ocean 590 (Estuarine and Coastal Fluid Dynamics) Teaching assistant for Parker MacCready and Rocky Geyer

2019-2021 Chair of Coastal Dynamics Gordon Research Seminar

2019 Winter - Ocean 320 (Coastal Oceanography) Teaching assistant for LuAnne Thompson and Aaron Fricke

2018 July - Ocean Inquiry Project (OIP) cruise for Highline Community College

2016 June - STEM Fair during STEM Summer Camp for Girls, Shorecrest Highschool in Shoreline, Washington

2016 May - STEM Festival and Science Fair, Shoreline Community College in Shoreline, Washington

2016 Spring - Ocean 200 (Intro for science majors) Teaching assistant for Mikelle Nuwer

2015 April - MindSET volunteer at Northgate Elementary, Seattle, Washington

2015 February - Orca Bowl Science Judge

2014 Summer - Seattle Aquarium Beach Naturalist

2014 May - National Ocean Sciences Bowl Science Judge

2014 February - Orca Bowl (marine science scholars bowl for high schoolers) Science Judge

Elizabeth Brasseale

Elizabeth Brasseale

Graduate Student

Physical Oceanography

I've been a Physical Oceanography graduate student at the University of Washington since September 2013. While here I have worked on three topics: environmental impacts of tidal power, estuarine dynamics, and invasive species mitigation. My primary research tool is regional-scale, idealized modeling with Regional Ocean Modeling System (ROMS).

Estuarine Dynamics (advised by Parker MacCready)

2019 June - attended Coastal Dynamics Gordon Research Seminar and Conference in Hooksett, NH. Presented poster, "The journey shelf water takes from the coastal ocean to the estuarine channel" (co-author Parker MacCready)

2018 October - attended Physics of Estuaries and Coastal Seas in Galveston, TX. Presented talk, "Estuarine exchange flow beyond the estuarine channel in an idealized model" (co-author Parker MacCready)

2018 September - attended Eastern Pacific Ocean Conference in Mt. Hood, OR. Presented poster, "How shelf water becomes estuarine inflow" (co-author Parker MacCready) * Won Best Student Poster *

2018 February - attended Ocean Sciencs Meeting in Portland, Oregon. Presented talk, "Tracking the shelf origins of estuary inflow" (co-author Parker MacCready)

2017 August - passed Doctoral exam proposing thesis work, "Shelf origins of oceanic estuary inflow"

Invasive Species Mitigation (with Washington Sea Grant Crab Team)

Brasseale, Grason, McDonald, Adams and MacCready, 2019. "Larval Transport Modeling Support for Identifying Population Sources of European Green Crab in the Salish Sea." Estuaries and Coasts. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12237-019-00586-2.

2018 April - attended Salish Sea Ecosystems Conference in Seattle, Washington. Presented talk, "Larval transport modeling evidence of European Green Crab source populations", (co-authors Jeff Adams, Emily Grason, Parker MacCready, and P. Sean McDonald)

Environmental Impacts of Tidal Energy (advised by Mitsuhiro Kawase)

2016 February - attended Ocean Sciences Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana. Presented talk, "Complete energetic description of hydrokinetic turbine impact on flow channel dynamics" (co-author Mitsuhiro Kawase)

2016 February - defended Masters, "Closing the energy budget for tidal power extraction".
Masters committee: Mitsuhiro Kawase (advisor), Brian Polagye, Parker MacCready, Danny Grunbaum.

2015 October - organized the North American INORE Symposium in Friday Harbor, Washington with Adam Brown

2014 November - attended the North American International Network for Offshore Renewable Energy (INORE) Symposium in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Presented talk, "Investigating Tidal Energy Sustainability Using Energetics" (co-author Mitsuhiro Kawase)

Teaching and Outreach

2019 Summer - Ocean 590 (Estuarine and Coastal Fluid Dynamics) Teaching assistant for Parker MacCready and Rocky Geyer

2019-2021 Chair of Coastal Dynamics Gordon Research Seminar

2019 Winter - Ocean 320 (Coastal Oceanography) Teaching assistant for LuAnne Thompson and Aaron Fricke

2018 July - Ocean Inquiry Project (OIP) cruise for Highline Community College

2016 June - STEM Fair during STEM Summer Camp for Girls, Shorecrest Highschool in Shoreline, Washington

2016 May - STEM Festival and Science Fair, Shoreline Community College in Shoreline, Washington

2016 Spring - Ocean 200 (Intro for science majors) Teaching assistant for Mikelle Nuwer

2015 April - MindSET volunteer at Northgate Elementary, Seattle, Washington

2015 February - Orca Bowl Science Judge

2014 Summer - Seattle Aquarium Beach Naturalist

2014 May - National Ocean Sciences Bowl Science Judge

2014 February - Orca Bowl (marine science scholars bowl for high schoolers) Science Judge