AOML
NOAA

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory

Physical Oceanography Division

Marion Kersalé (Ph.D)

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies
University of Miami
4600 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, FL 33149 USA
Phone: (305) 361-4439
E-mail: marion.kersalel@noaa.gov

Research interests

  • The Meridional Overturning Circulation (MOC), in particular the western and eastern boundaries components of the global MOC cell in the South Atlantic at 34.5°S and in the subtropical North Atlantic at 26.5°N.  
  • Meso- and submesoscale physical features, such as their generation process, their dynamics and their influence on cross-shelf exchanges in coastal areas, based on a combined use of in situ measurements and numerical modelling. 

Current Work

  • Objectives: To advance our understanding of the temporal variability and meridional coherence of the upper and lower component of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) limb pathways in the South and North Atlantic, and to thereby achieve a more holistic view of AMOC.
  • Strategy: To use in situ observations from moored arrays along 34.5°S in the South Atlantic and along 26.5°N in the North Atlantic collected in collaboration with national and international partners to study the variability of the flows in the upper and lower limb of the AMOC.

Manuscripts in preparation

    Kersalé, M., Ansorge, I., Speich, S., Lamont, T., Terre, T, Laxenaire, R., van den Berg, M.: Study of mesoscale features in the Cape Basin: Characteristics and local impacts on water masses distribution.

Publications