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)

2018 September - attended Eastern Pacific Ocean Conference. Presented poster, "How shelf water becomes estuarine inflow" (co-author Parker MacCready) * Won for best student poster presentation *

2018 February - attended Ocean Sciencs Meeting in Portland, Oregon. Gave oral presentation, "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)

2018 April - attending Salish Sea Ecosystems Conference in Seattle, Washington. Gave oral presentation, "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. Gave oral presentation, "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. Gave oral presentation titled "Investigating Tidal Energy Sustainability Using Energetics" (co-author Mitsuhiro Kawase)

Teaching and Outreach

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)

2018 September - attended Eastern Pacific Ocean Conference. Presented poster, "How shelf water becomes estuarine inflow" (co-author Parker MacCready) * Won for best student poster presentation *

2018 February - attended Ocean Sciencs Meeting in Portland, Oregon. Gave oral presentation, "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)

2018 April - attending Salish Sea Ecosystems Conference in Seattle, Washington. Gave oral presentation, "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. Gave oral presentation, "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. Gave oral presentation titled "Investigating Tidal Energy Sustainability Using Energetics" (co-author Mitsuhiro Kawase)

Teaching and Outreach

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