Daniela Di Iorio, Co-Investigator / Professor
Turbulent mixing processes in bottom boundary layers affect the flux of nutrients out of the benthic boundary layer and at the same time acts to homogenize fluid properties. Also many substances are discharged from land, become diluted by mixing processes and eventually spread to the coastal sea by advection and dispersive mechanisms. Our interests include understanding when turbulent mixing processes are more enhanced and determining the physical forces (buoyancy, tidal, wind/wave) involved. Also we want to characterize the physical processes (shear dispersion, turbulent diffusion, tidal pumping) that lead to longitudinal dispersion and diffusion of a tracer (salt) so as to understand material transport from the salt marshes to the coastal channels.
GCE Flux Tower Committee, GCE Executive Committee, Salinity Monitoring Committee
Primary Organization: University of Georgia
Dr. Daniela Di Iorio
Office Phone: (706) 542-7020
FAX Number: (706) 542-5888
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GCE Data Sets:
MET-GCES-1701 (Long-term Climate data from the SINERR/GCE/UGAMI weather station at Marsh Landing on Sapelo Island, Georgia, from 03-Jan-2003 to 31-Dec-2016)
MET-GCEM-1701 (Climate data from the SINERR/GCE/UGAMI weather station at Marsh Landing on Sapelo Island, Georgia, from 01-Jan-2016 to 31-Dec-2016)
PHY-GCES-1610b (Long-term Hydrographic Mooring Data from the Georgia Coastal Ecosystems LTER Salinity Monitoring Program - Daily Summarized Data)
PHY-GCES-1610 (Long-term Hydrographic Mooring Data from the Georgia Coastal Ecosystems LTER Salinity Monitoring Program - Primary 30 Minute Observational Data)
MET-GCEM-1609 (Climate data from the SINERR/GCE/UGAMI weather station at Marsh Landing on Sapelo Island, Georgia, from 01-Jan-2015 to 31-Dec-2015)
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GCE Publications and Presentations: (custom bibliography)
Medeiros, P.M., Babcock-Adams, L., Seidel, M., Castelao, R., Di Iorio, D., Hollibaugh, J.T. and Dittmar, T. (in press). Export of terrigenous dissolved organic matter in a broad continental shelf. Limnology and Oceanography.
Wang, Y., Castelao, R. and Di Iorio, D. 2016. Salinity Variability and Water Exchange in Interconnected Estuaries. Estuaries and Coasts. (DOI: 10.1007/s12237-016-0195-9)
Di Iorio, D. and Castelao, R. 2013. The Dynamical Response of Salinity to Freshwater Discharge and Wind Forcing in Adjacent Estuaries on the Georgia Coast. Special Issue: Coastal Long Term Ecological Research. Oceanography. 26(3):44–51. (DOI: 10.5670/oceanog.2013.44)
Schutte, C., Hunter, K.S., McKay, P., Di Iorio, D., Joye, S.B. and Meile, C. 2013. Patterns and controls of nutrient concentrations in a southeastern United States tidal creek. Special Issue: Coastal Long Term Ecological Research. Oceanography. 26(3):12-139. (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2013.55)
McKay, P. and Di Iorio, D. 2008. Heat budget for a shallow, sinuous salt marsh estuary. Continental Shelf Research. 28:1740–1753. (DOI: 10.1016/j.csr.2008.04.008)
Di Iorio, D. and Kang, K. 2007. Variations of turbulent flow with river discharge in the Altamaha River Estuary, Georgia. Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans. 112:C05016. (DOI: 10.1029/2006JC003763)
Kang, K. and Di Iiorio, D. 2005. Depth- and current-induced effects on wave propagation into the Altamaha River Estuary, Georgia. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. 66:395-408.
Books and Book Sections
Pennings, S.C., Alber, M., Alexander, C.R. Jr., Booth, M.G., Burd, A.B., Cai, W.-J., Craft, C.B., DePratter, C., Di Iorio, D., Hollibaugh, J.T., Hopkinson, C.S., Joye, S.B., Meile, C., Moore, W.S., Silliman, B.R., Thompson, V.D. and Wares, J.P. 2012. South Atlantic Tidal Wetlands. Pages 45-61 in: Batzer, D.P. and Baldwin, A. (editors). Wetland Habitats of North America: Ecology and Conservation Concerns. University of California Press, Berkeley, California.
Conference Papers (Peer Reviewed)
Di Iorio, D. and Kang, K. 2003. Some physical factors that may affect turbulent mixing in Altamaha Sound, Georgia. Hatcher, K.J. (editor). Proceedings of the 2003 Georgia Water Resources Conference. Institute of Ecology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.
Conference Posters and Presentations
McKnight, C.J. and Di Iorio, D. 2016. Presentation: A high-resolution hydrodynamic model of the Duplin River Estuary, Sapelo Island GA with groundwater as the major buoyancy forcing. EC11B-03. 2016 Ocean Sciences Meeting, Feb 21-26, 2016, New Orleans, LA.
Miklesh, D.M., McKnight, C.J., Di Iorio, D. and Meile, C. 2016. Poster: Physical, Hydrological, and Biological Processes Controlling Porewater Salinity Distributions in a Southeastern Salt Marsh. International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Conference, Feb 16-19, 2016, San Antonio TX.
Miklesh, D.M., McKnight, C.J., Di Iorio, D. and Meile, C. 2016. Poster: Processes controlling porewater salinity distributions in a Southeastern salt marsh. Geological Society of America Southeastern Section 65th Annual Meeting, March 31- April 1, 2016, Columbia.
McKnight, C.J. and Di Iorio, D. 2015. Presentation: A High Resolution Hydrodynamics Model of the Duplin River Estuary, Sapelo Island GA. 2015 FVCOM User's Workshop, Oct 20-22, 2015, Dartmouth, NS Canada.
Miklesh, D.M., McKnight, C.J., Di Iorio, D. and Meile, C. 2015. Poster: Controls on porewater salinity distributions in a southeastern salt marsh. LTER All Scientists Meeting, Aug 30-Sept 2, Estes Park, CO.
Nahrawi, H.B., Leclerc, M.Y., Zhang, G., Pahari, R., Di Iorio, D., Alber, M., Sheldon, W.M. Jr. and Shalack, J. 2015. Poster: Influence of Daytime Tide Events on CO2 Exchange between Salt Marshes and the Atmosphere. Long-term Ecological Research All Scientist Meeting (LTER ASM), Aug 29 - Sept 3 2015, Estes Park, CO.
Miklesh, D.M., McKnight, C.J., McLenaghan, N.A., Di Iorio, D. and Meile, C. 2014. Poster: Modeling the Effects of Changes to Physical, Hydrological, and Biological Processes on Porewater Salinity Distributions in a Southeastern Salt Marsh. 2014 AGU Fall Meeting, 15-19 December 2014, San Francisco.
Schutte, C., Meile, C., Di Iorio, D., McKay, P., Hunter, K.S., Blanton, J.O. and Joye, S.B. 2012. Poster: Physical and biogeochemical patterns in a saltmarsh/river system (Duplin River, GA). 2012 LTER ASM.
Schutte, C., Meile, C., Di Iorio, D., McKay, P., Joye, S.B., Blanton, J.O. and Schalles, J.F. 2011. Poster: Physical and biogeochemical patterns in the Duplin saltmarsh river system: preliminary results. LTER Science Council Meeting, Jekyll Island, GA.
Di Iorio, D. and McKay, P. 2010. Presentation: The cycle of vertical and horizontal mixing in a shallow tidal creek. Eos Trans. AGU, 91(26). Ocean Sci. Meet. Suppl., Abstract PO43B-05, February 22-26, 2010, Portland Oregon.
Di Iorio, D., Ait Amrouche, M., Blanton, J.O. and Amft, J. 2009. Poster: Observations of the dynamical response of heat and salt to buoyancy, oceanic, and wind forcing, and atmospheric fluxes in the GCE domain. LTER All Scientist Meeting, Sept 13-16, 2009, Estes Park, CO.
McKay, P. and Di Iorio, D. 2009. Poster: Tidal correlations, groundwater and the reversing salinity gradient in a tidal creek. 2009 Gordon Research Conference on Coastal Circulation, Jun 10, 2009, Colby Sawyer College, New London, NH.
McKay, P. and Di Iorio, D. 2006. Presentation: Salt and heat fluxes in a sinuous, macrotidal salt channel in the south Atlantic Bight. OS36D-21. AGU Ocean Sciences Meeting, February 2006, Honolulu, Hawaii.
Kang, K. and Di Iorio, D. 2003. Poster: Physical processes affecting Turbulence in Altamaha Sound. LTER All Scientists Meeting. 19-21 September 2003, Seattle, Washington.
Kang, K. and Di Iorio, D. 2003. Poster: Turbulent Mixing in the Altamaha Estuary: An Observation and Model Comparison. 17th Biennial Conference of the Estuarine Research Federation. 14-18 September 2003, Seattle, Washington.
Di Iorio, D. and Kang, K. 2002. Presentation: Flow, Salinity and Bottom Turbulence characteristics in the Altamaha Estuarine Channel. OS22E-250. 2002 Ocean Sciences Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii.
Amft, J., Blanton, J.O., Di Iorio, D., Helm, K. and Pennings, S.C. 2001. Poster: Estuarine salinity regime near Sapelo Island, Georgia. ERF 2001: An Estuarine Odyssey. Estuarine Research Federation, November 4-8, 2001, St. Petersburg, Florida.
Di Iorio, D. and Kang, K. 2001. Presentation: Flow and Density characteristics in the intracoastal waterway channel separating two Georgia estuaries. ERF 2001: An Estuarine Odyssey. Estuarine Research Federation, St. Petersburg, Florida.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under grants OCE-9982133, OCE-0620959 and OCE-1237140. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.