Dr. Daniela Di Iorio
Department of Marine Sciences
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-3636
Office Phone: (706) 542-7020
Lab Phone: (706) 542-0000
FAX Number: (706) 542-5888
Ph.D. 1994, University of Victoria, Victoria
B.Sc. 1988, University of Victoria, Victoria
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 NEPTUNE Canada cabled observatory (neptunecanada.ca) in 2015. Highly motivated Undergraduate and Graduate students are always needed.
J.W. Lavelle, D. Di Iorio and P. Rona (2013). ‘A turbulent convection model with an observational context for a deep-sea hydrothermal plume in a time-variable cross-flow’. J. Geophys. Res., submitted.
D. Di Iorio and R. Castelao (2013) ‘The dynamical response of salinity to freshwater discharge and wind forcing in adjacent estuaries on the Georgia coast’, Oceanography, in press.
C.A. Schutte, K. Hunter, P. McKay, D. Di Iorio, S.B. Joye and C. Meile (2013) ‘Patterns and controls of nutrient concentrations in a southeastern United States tidal creek’, Oceanography, in press.
P. McKay, C. A. Blain, D. Di Iorio, H. Hansell, (2013) ‘Mixing and turbulence in a flooding coastal river’, J. Hydraulic Eng, 10.1061/(ASCE)HY.1943-7900.0000751.
G. Xu and D. Di Iorio, (2012). ‘Deep Sea Hydrothermal Plumes and their Interaction with Oscillatory Flows’. Geochem, Geophys, Geosys., 13, Q0AJ01, doi:10.1029/2012GC004188.
R. Camilli, D. Di Iorio, A. Bowen, C.M. Reddy, A.H. Techt, D.R. Yoerger, L.L. Whitcomb, J. Seewald, S.P. Sylva, and J. Fenwick, (2011). ‘Acoustic measurement of the Deepwater Horizon Macondo well ﬂow rate’, Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1100385108.
D. Di Iorio, J.W Lavelle, P. Rona, K. Bemis, G. Xu, L. Germanovich, R. Lowell, G. Genc, (2012) ’Measurements and Models of Heat ﬂux and Plumes from Hydrothermal Discharges near the Deep Sea Floor’, Oceanography, 25(1):108-119.
S. Pennings, M. Alber, C.R. Alexander, M. Booth, A. Burd, W.-J. Cai, C. Craft, C.B. DePratter, D. Di Iorio, C. Hopkinson, S.B. Joye, C.D. Meile, W.S. Moore, B. Silliman, V. Thompson, J.P. Wares (2012). `South Atlantic Tidal Wetlands’ Chap 4 in Wetland Habitats of North America: Ecology and Conservation Concerns, eds: D. Batzer and A. Baldwin, University of California Press, Berkeley CA.
G. Xu and D. Di Iorio, (2011). ‘The relative effect of particles and turbulence on acoustic scattering from deep sea hydrothermal vent plumes’. J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 130(4):1856-1867.
V. Soutar, R. Parr, R. Prescott and D. Di Iorio, (2010). `Set Sail with Science! Three teachers, three cruises and one meaningful science experience'. NSTA The Science Teacher, 77(3):25-29.
P. McKay and D. Di Iorio, (2010). `The Cycle of Vertical and Horizontal Mixing in a Tidal Creek'. J. Geophys. Res., 115, C01004, doi:10.1029/2008JC005204.
D. Di Iorio and C. Sloan, (2009). `The upper ocean heat content in the Nordic Seas'. J. Geophys. Res., 114, C04017, doi:10.1029/2007JC004674.
P. McKay and D. Di Iorio, (2008). `Heat budget for a shallow, sinuous salt marsh estuary'. Continental Shelf Res., 28:1740-1753.
K. Kang and D. Di Iorio, (2008). `A study of estuarine ﬂow using roving ADCP data'. Ocean Sci. J., 43:81-90.
D. Di Iorio and K. Kang, (2007). `Variations of turbulent ﬂow with river discharge in the Altamaha River Estuary, Georgia'. J. Geophys. Res., 112, C05016, doi:10.1029/2006JC003763.
K. Kang and D. Di Iorio, (2006). `Depth- and current-induced effects on wave propagation into the Altamaha River Estuary, Georgia'. Estuarine Coastal Shelf Sci., 66:395-408.