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Sebastiaan Swart

Senior lecturer

Sebastiaan Swart
Senior lecturer
sebastiaan.swart@marine.gu.se
+46 31 786 5628
0723-667672

Postal Address: Box 461, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Carl Skottsbergs gata 22 , 41319 Göteborg


Department of Marine Sciences (More Information)
Box 461
405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Carl Skottsbergs gata 22 B , 413 19 Göteborg

About Sebastiaan Swart

Personal research website: www.sebswart.com

The high latitudes of the globe are perceived as a litmus to the state of the Earth’s climate and health. It is in these regions where environmental change, caused by a warming climate, is often most obvious. Despite this, our understanding of how the polar ocean and ocean-ice spheres interact and behave are poor, which is largely driven by the critical scarcity of scientific observations in these regions due to their remote and hostile nature. We require to significantly better understand the ocean processes that govern air-sea exchange, particularly when impacting the cryosphere. Our current capabilities in observations and modelling are insufficient to reveal the dynamical processes and variability occurring at the air-sea interface, below the ocean surface and principally the ocean covered by ice. My particular research interest includes upper ocean processes and air-sea-ice interaction and its associated role in biogeochemical processes. A current focus is on developing a better understanding in the Southern Ocean Marginal Ice Zone. To effectively observe these processes and regions require sophisticated observing techniques. I make use of autonomous vehicles, such as ocean gliders, to collect observations of the ocean’s surface and interior. I am a sea-going oceanographer and participated in 12 research cruises and was Chief Scientist on four of them to the Antarctic. I am currently the co-chair of the Southern Ocean Observing System (www.soos.aq).

Latest publications

Submesoscale Fronts in the Antarctic Marginal Ice Zone and Their Response to Wind Forcing
Sebastiaan Swart, Marcel du Plessis, Andrew F. Thompson, Louise C. Biddle, Isabelle Giddy et al.
Geophysical Research Letters, Journal article 2020
Journal article

Southern Ocean
Andrew Meijers, J B Sallée, A Grey, K Johnson, K Arrigo et al.
Bulletin of The American Meteorological Society -, American Meteorological Society, Report chapter 2019
Report chapter

Delivering sustained, coordinated and integrated observations of the Southern Ocean for global impact
Louise Newman, Petra Heil, Rowan Trebilco, Katsuro Katsumata, Andrew J. Constable et al.
Frontiers in Marine Science, Review article 2019
Review article

OceanGliders: A component of the integrated GOOS
Pierre Testor, Brad DeYoung, Daniel L. Rudnick, Scott Glenn, Daniel Hayes et al.
Frontiers in Marine Science, Review article 2019
Review article

Iron Supply Pathways Between the Surface and Subsurface Waters of the Southern Ocean: From Winter Entrainment to Summer Storms
S. A. Nicholson, M. Levy, J. Jouanno, X. Capet, Sebastiaan Swart et al.
Geophysical Research Letters, Journal article 2019
Journal article

GliderTools: A Python Toolbox for Processing Underwater Glider Data
L. Gregor, T. J. Ryan-Keogh, S. A. Nicholson, M. du Plessis, Isabelle Giddy et al.
Frontiers in Marine Science, Journal article 2019
Journal article

Ship-based contributions to global ocean, weather, and climate observing systems
Shawn R. Smith, Gael Alory, Axel Andersson, Wiliam Asher, Alex Baker et al.
Frontiers in Marine Science, Review article 2019
Review article

Polar ocean observations: A critical gap in the observing system and its effect on environmental predictions from hours to a season
Gregory C. Smith, Richard Allard, Marcel Babin, Laurent Bertino, Matthieu Chevallier et al.
Frontiers in Marine Science, Journal article 2019
Journal article

Air-sea fluxes with a focus on heat and momentum
Meghan F. Cronin, Chelle L. Gentemann, James B. Edson, Iwao Ueki, Mark Bourassa et al.
Frontiers in Marine Science, Journal article 2019
Journal article

Constraining Southern ocean air-sea-ice fluxes through enhanced observations
Sebastiaan Swart, Sarah T. Gille, Bruno Delille, Simon Josey, Matthew Mazloff et al.
Frontiers in Marine Science, Review article 2019
Review article

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2020

Submesoscale Fronts in the Antarctic Marginal Ice Zone and Their Response to Wind Forcing
Sebastiaan Swart, Marcel du Plessis, Andrew F. Thompson, Louise C. Biddle, Isabelle Giddy et al.
Geophysical Research Letters, Journal article 2020
Journal article

2019

Southern Ocean
Andrew Meijers, J B Sallée, A Grey, K Johnson, K Arrigo et al.
Bulletin of The American Meteorological Society -, American Meteorological Society, Report chapter 2019
Report chapter

Delivering sustained, coordinated and integrated observations of the Southern Ocean for global impact
Louise Newman, Petra Heil, Rowan Trebilco, Katsuro Katsumata, Andrew J. Constable et al.
Frontiers in Marine Science, Review article 2019
Review article

OceanGliders: A component of the integrated GOOS
Pierre Testor, Brad DeYoung, Daniel L. Rudnick, Scott Glenn, Daniel Hayes et al.
Frontiers in Marine Science, Review article 2019
Review article

Iron Supply Pathways Between the Surface and Subsurface Waters of the Southern Ocean: From Winter Entrainment to Summer Storms
S. A. Nicholson, M. Levy, J. Jouanno, X. Capet, Sebastiaan Swart et al.
Geophysical Research Letters, Journal article 2019
Journal article

GliderTools: A Python Toolbox for Processing Underwater Glider Data
L. Gregor, T. J. Ryan-Keogh, S. A. Nicholson, M. du Plessis, Isabelle Giddy et al.
Frontiers in Marine Science, Journal article 2019
Journal article

Ship-based contributions to global ocean, weather, and climate observing systems
Shawn R. Smith, Gael Alory, Axel Andersson, Wiliam Asher, Alex Baker et al.
Frontiers in Marine Science, Review article 2019
Review article

Polar ocean observations: A critical gap in the observing system and its effect on environmental predictions from hours to a season
Gregory C. Smith, Richard Allard, Marcel Babin, Laurent Bertino, Matthieu Chevallier et al.
Frontiers in Marine Science, Journal article 2019
Journal article

Air-sea fluxes with a focus on heat and momentum
Meghan F. Cronin, Chelle L. Gentemann, James B. Edson, Iwao Ueki, Mark Bourassa et al.
Frontiers in Marine Science, Journal article 2019
Journal article

Constraining Southern ocean air-sea-ice fluxes through enhanced observations
Sebastiaan Swart, Sarah T. Gille, Bruno Delille, Simon Josey, Matthew Mazloff et al.
Frontiers in Marine Science, Review article 2019
Review article

Showing 1 - 10 of 23

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