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Department Head
212 / 250 Marine Sciences Bldg
Office Phone:  (706) 542-2820 / (706) 542-7020
243 Marine Sciences Bldg
Lab Phone: 
(706) 542-3731
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Ph.D. 1994, Physics, University of Victoria, Victoria BC Canada

B.Sc. 1988, Physics (Honors Co-op), University of Victoria, Victoria BC Canada

Research Emphasis:

Physical and acoustical oceanography

My research applies the fundamental laws of physics to the ocean environment in order to understand: ocean mixing and entrainment, transport and buoyancy driven flows, and circulation processes from the coastal ocean to the deep-sea environment of hydrothermal vents. Specialized acoustic instrumentation is used for the measurement of deep sea hydrothermal plume flow and heat flux, for understanding how plumes interact with the surrounding ocean and for monitoring the effect of seismic events to these systems.  New instrumentation will be connected to the Ocean Networks Canada NEPTUNE cabled observatory in 2016.  Highly motivated Undergraduate and Graduate students are always needed.

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Daniela Di Iorio's Selected Publications

Medeiros PM, Babcock-Adams L, Seidel M, Castelao RM, Di Iorio D, Hollibaugh JT, Dittmar T.  2017.  Export of terrigenous dissolved organic matter in a broad continental shelf. Limnology and Oceanography. 62:1718-1731.
Wang Y, Castelao RM, Di Iorio D.  2016.  Salinity Variability and Water Exchange in Interconnected Estuaries. Estuaries and Coasts. :1-13.
Lavelle J.W, Di Iorio D, Rona P.  2013.  A turbulent convection model with an observational context for a deep-sea hydrothermal plume in a time-variable cross flow. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans. 118(11):6145-6160.
Schutte C., Hunter K.S., McKay P., Di Iorio D., Joye S.B, Meile C.  2013.  Patterns and controls of nutrient concentrations in a southeastern United States tidal creek. Oceanography. 26(3):132-139.
Camilli R., Di Iorio D., Bowen A., Reddy C.M, Techet A.H, Yoerger D.R, Whitcomb L.L, Seewald J.S, Sylva S.P, Fenwick J..  2012.  Acoustic measurement of the Deepwater Horizon Macondo well flow rate. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 109(50):20235-20239.
Xu G, Di Iorio D.  2012.  Deep sea hydrothermal plumes and their interaction with oscillatory flows. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems. 13(9):n/a-n/a.
Di Iorio D, J. Lavelle W, Rona P, Bemis K, Xu G, Germanovich L, Lowell R, Genc G.  2012.  Measurements and Models of Heat Flux and Plumes from Hydrothermal Discharges Near the Deep Seafloor. Oceanography. 25(1):168-179.
Xu G, Di Iorio D.  2011.  The relative effects of particles and turbulence on acoustic scattering from deep-sea hydrothermal vent plumes. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 130(4):1856.