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Mohamed Iskandarani

University of Miami

Project List:

Consortium for Advanced Research on Transport of Hydrocarbon in the Environment II (CARTHE II)

Year 5-7 Consortia Grants (RFP-IV)Role: Co-Principal Investigator, Task Lead

Consortium for Advanced Research on Transport of Hydrocarbon in the Environment (CARTHE)

Year 2-4 Consortia Grants (RFP-I)Role: Co-Principal Investigator, Task Lead, Task Data Contact

Deepsea to Coast Connectivity in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico (DEEP-C)

Year 2-4 Consortia Grants (RFP-I)Role: Co-Principal Investigator, Task Co-Lead

Publications & Presentations:

Journal Articles - 14

2016

Gonçalves, R. C., Iskandarani, M., Srinivasan, A., Thacker, W. C., Chassignet, E., & Knio, O. M. (2016). A framework to quantify uncertainty in simulations of oil transport in the ocean: A FRAMEWORK TO UQ IN OIL SPILL MODELS. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 121(4), 2058–2077.
Iskandarani, M., Le Hénaff, M., Thacker, W. C., Srinivasan, A., & Knio, O. M. (2016). Quantifying uncertainty in Gulf of Mexico forecasts stemming from uncertain initial conditions. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 121(7), 4819–4832.
Iskandarani, M., Wang, S., Srinivasan, A., Carlisle Thacker, W., Winokur, J., & Knio, O. M. (2016). An overview of uncertainty quantification techniques with application to oceanic and oil-spill simulations. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 121(4), 2789–2808.
Li, G., Iskandarani, M., Le Henaff, M., Winokur, J., Le Maître, O. P., & Knio, O. (2016). Quantifying initial and wind forcing uncertainties in the Gulf of Mexico. Computational Geosciences, 20(5), 1133–1153.
Mariano, A. J., Ryan, E. H., Huntley, H. S., Laurindo, L. C., Coelho, E., Griffa, A., et al. (2016). Statistical properties of the surface velocity field in the northern Gulf of Mexico sampled by GLAD drifters. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 121(7), 5193–5216.
Wang, S., Iskandarani, M., Srinivasan, A., Thacker, W. C., Winokur, J., & Knio, O. M. (2016). Propagation of uncertainty and sensitivity analysis in an integral oil-gas plume model: UQ IN AN OIL PLUME MODEL. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 121(5), 3488–3501.

2015

Coelho, E. F., Hogan, P., Jacobs, G., Thoppil, P., Huntley, H. S., Haus, B. K., et al. (2015). Ocean current estimation using a Multi-Model Ensemble Kalman Filter during the Grand Lagrangian Deployment experiment (GLAD). Ocean Modelling, 87, 86–106.
Thacker, W. C., Iskandarani, M., Gonçalves, R. C., Srinivasan, A., & Knio, O. M. (2015). Pragmatic aspects of uncertainty propagation: A conceptual review. Ocean Modelling, 95, 25–36.

2014

Jacobs, G. A., Bartels, B. P., Bogucki, D. J., Beron-Vera, F. J., Chen, S. S., Coelho, E. F., et al. (2014). Data assimilation considerations for improved ocean predictability during the Gulf of Mexico Grand Lagrangian Deployment (GLAD). Ocean Modelling, 83, 98–117.
Ozgokmen, T., Beron-Vera, F. J., Bogucki, D., Chen, S., Dawson, C., Dewar, W., et al. (2014). Research Overview of the Consortium for Advanced Rserach on Transport of Hydrocarbon in the Envrionment (CARTHE). Proceedings of the International Oil Spill Conference, 2014(1), 544–560.
Sraj, I., Iskandarani, M., Thacker, W. C., Srinivasan, A., & Knio, O. M. (2014). Drag Parameter Estimation Using Gradients and Hessian from a Polynomial Chaos Model Surrogate. Mon. Wea. Rev., 142(2), 933–941.

2013

Olascoaga, M. J., Beron-Vera, F. J., Haller, G., Triñanes, J., Iskandarani, M., Coelho, E. F., et al. (2013). Drifter motion in the Gulf of Mexico constrained by altimetric Lagrangian coherent structures: DRIFTER MOTION TIED TO ALTIMETRIC LCS. Geophys. Res. Lett., 40(23), 6171–6175.
Sraj, I., Iskandarani, M., Srinivasan, A., Thacker, W. C., Winokur, J., Alexanderian, A., et al. (2013). Bayesian Inference of Drag Parameters Using AXBT Data from Typhoon Fanapi. Mon. Wea. Rev., 141(7), 2347–2367.
Winokur, J., Conrad, P., Sraj, I., Knio, O. M., Srinivasan, A., Thacker, W. C., et al. (2013). A Priori Testing of Sparse Adaptive Polynomial Chaos Expansions Using an Ocean General Circulation Model Database. Comput Geosci, 17(6), 899–911.

Conference Presentations - 35

2015

Berta, M., Griffa, A., Magaldi, M., Özgökmen, T., Poje, A., Haza, A., et al. (2015). Improved surface transport estimates in the Gulf of Mexico by blending altimetry and drifter data. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15.
Gonçalves, R., Iskandarani, M., Srinivasan, A., Thacker, W. C., & Knio, O. M. (2015). Quantifying Uncertainty In The Deep-C Oil-Fate Model Using Polynomial Chaos. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15.
Iskandarani, M. (2015). Application and validation of polynomial chaos methods to quantify uncertainties in simulating the Gulf of Mexico circulation using HYCOM. In Layered Ocean Model Workshop. Copenhagen, Denmark : 06/02/15-06/04/15.
Iskandarani, M. (2015). Quantifying Uncertainties in Gulf of Mexico Circulation Forecasts. In 2015 SIAM Conference on Mathematical & Computational Issues in the Geosciences. Stanford, CA : 06/29/15-07/02/15.
Wang, S., Iskandarani, M., Srinivasan, A., Thacker, W. C., & Knio, O. M. (2015). Uncertainty quantification in an oil plume model. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15.

2014

Berta, M., Griffa, A., Magaldi, M., Poje, A., Novelli, G., Haza, A., et al. (2014). Velocities and Lagrangian transport estimates from GLAD data clustering at various scales via the Lagrangian assimilation algorithm LAVA. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14: Poster.
Goncalves, G., Iskandarani, M., Srinivasan, A., Thacker, C., Chassignet E., & Knio, O. M. (2014). Quantifying Uncertainy in the DeepC Oil-Fate Model Using Polynomial Chaos. In 2014 Deep-C Student Research Symposium. Tallahassee, FL : 09/18/14-09/19/14.
Goncalves, R. C., Iskandarani, M., Srinivasan, A., Thacker, C., Chassignet, E., & Knio, O. M. (2014). Quantifying Droplet Size Distribution Uncertainty on an Oil-Fate Model forecast Using Polynomial Chaos. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14.
Iskandarani, M., Le Henaff, M., Srinivasan, A., Thacker, W. C., & Knio, O. M. (2014). Quantifying uncertainties in Gulf of Mexico circulation using Polynomial Chaos. In Ocean Sciences Meeting 2014. Honolulu, HI : 02/23/14-02/28/14: Poster.
Iskandarani, M., Le Henaff, M., Thacker, C., Knio, O., & Srinivasan, A. (2014). Quantifying Initial Conditions Uncertainty in Gulf of Mexico Circulation Forecasts Using a Non-Intrusive Polynomial Chaos Method. In SIAM Conference on Uncertainty Quantification. Savannah GA, USA: 3/31/14-04/03/14.
Lipphardt, B. L. J., Huntley, H., Kirwan, A. D., Chen, S., Coelho, E., Gough, M., et al. (2014). Objective Surface Velocity Maps from GLAD drifter observations in the eastern Gulf of Mexico. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14: Poster.
Ozgokmen, T., Iskandarani, M., Fabregat, A., Poje, A., Dewar, W., Novelli, G., et al. (2014). Uncertainty Analysis Of Bubble Plumes In A Stratified Environment. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14: Poster.
Thacker, C., Iskandarani, M., Knio, O., Winokur, J., & Goncalves, R. (2014). Pragmatic Aspects of Quadrature for Propagating Uncertainty. In SIAM Conference on Uncertainty Quantification. Savannah GA, USA: 3/31/14-04/03/14.
Wang, S., Iskandarani, M., Srinivasan, A., Thacker, C., Winoku, J., & Knio, O. M. (2014). Uncertainty propagation in an integral plume model. In 2014 Deep-C Student Research Symposium. Tallahassee, FL : 09/18/14-09/19/14.

2013

Bogucki, D., Ariyarathne, K., Mitchell, C., Beron-Vera, F., Chen, S., Curcic, M., et al. (2013). Observations and Coupled Model Forecasts fromCcalm Winds to Hurricane Isaac (2012) during GLAD Field Campaign. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013.
Chen, S., Curcic, M., Judt, F., Griffa, A., Gough, M., Haus, B., et al. (2013). Lagrangian Coherent Structures in Observations and Models. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013.
Chen, S. S., Curcic, M., Judt, F., Bogocki, D., Centurioni, L., Coelho, E., et al. (2013). Vertical Transport of Passive Tracers in the Cumulus Topped Marine Boundary Layer. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013.
Gough M., Reniers, A., Haus, B., Beron-Vera, F., Chen, S., Coelho, E., et al. (2013). Wind and Wave Induced Ocean Currents in Hurricane Isaac (2012): Analyses from a CoupledAtmosphere-Wave-Ocean Model and in situ Observations. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013.
Helber, R., Barron, C., Beron-Vera, J., Bogucki, D., Chen, S., Coelho, E., et al. (2013). Estimating Lagrangian Predictability and Uncertainties in the Gulf of Mexico using RELO Ensemble System. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013.
Hogan, P., Bogocki, D., Beron-Vera, J., Chen, S., Coelho, E., Curcic, M., et al. (2013). Inertial currents in the Northern Gulf of Mexico during the GLAD experiment. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013.
Huntley, H. L., Jr., B., Kirwan, J., A., Beron-Vera, F., Bogucki, D., et al. (2013). Observations and Coupled Model Forecasts from Calm Winds toHurricane Isaac (2012) during GLAD Field Campaign. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013.
Iskandarani, M., Le Henaff, M., Srinivasan, A., Thacker, W. C., & Knio, O. M. (2013). Quantifying Initial Conditions Uncertainties in a Gulf of Mexico HYCOM Forecast. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013.
Iskandarani, M., Le Henaff, M., Thacker, W. C., Srinivasan, A., & Knio, O. M. (2013). Application of Polynomial Chaos Methods to Ocean Modeling. In SIAM Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA, July 8-12, 2013.
Iskandarani, M., Srinivasan, A., Le Henaff, M., Thacker, W. C., & Knio, O. M. (2013). Application of Polynomial Chaos Methods to Ocean Modeling. In SIAM Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA, July 8-12, 2013.
Iskandarani, M., Srinivasan, A., Le Henaff, M., Thacker, W. C., & Knio, O. M. (2013). Coastal Models of Oil Transport in the Gulf of Mexico under Normal and Extreme Conditions. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013.
Iskandarani, M., Srinivasan, A., Le Henaff, M., Thacker, W. C., & Knio, O. M. (2013). Quantifying Initial Conditions Uncertainties in a Gulf of Mexico HYCOM Ocean Forecast. In CARTHE Spring Meeting. Miami, FL, May 29-31, 2013.
Lipphardt, J., B., Huntley, H., Sulman, M., Kirwan, J., A., Chen, S., Coelho, E., et al. (2013). Upper ocean energetics during the Grand Lagrangian Deployment (GLAD) experiment. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013.
Smith, S., Jacobs, G., Helber, R., Spence, P., Carrier, M., Bogocki, D., et al. (2013). Evaluating Gulf of Mexico forecasts: surface heat fluxes and thermal energy balances on seasonal to diurnal time scales. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013.
Smith, S., Jacobs, G., Helber, R., Spence, P., Carrier, M., Bogocki, D., et al. (2013). The Impact of Velocity Data Assimilation From Drifters Using the Navy Coupled Ocean 3D Variational Data Assimilation System (NCODA-VAR). In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013: Poster.
Sraj, I., Iskandarani, M., Srinivan, A., Thacker, W., Winokur, J., Alexanderian, A., et al. (2013). Combining HYCOM, AXBTs and Polynomial Chaos Methods to Estimate Wind Drag Parameters. In Layered Ocean Model Workshop. Ann Arbor, MI, May 21-23, 2013.
Sraj, I., Iskandarani, M., Srninivasan, A., Thacker, W. C., Winokur, J., Alexanderian, A., et al. (2013). Combining HYCOM, AXBTs and Polynomial Chaos Methods to Estimate Wind Drag Parameters. In Layered Ocean Models Workshop. Ann Arbor, MI, May 21-23, 2013.

2012

Alexanderian, A., Winokur, J., Sraj, I., Srinivasan, A., Iskandarani, M., Thacker, W. C., et al. (2012). Uncertainty analysis and quantification of the HYCOM SST response to Hurricane Ivan using polynomial chaos expansions. In Ocean Sciences Meeting 2012. Salt Lake City, UT: 02/19/12-02/24/12.
Srinivasan, A., Iskandarani, M., Carlisle, W. C., & Knio, O. (2012). Data Assimilation using Polynomial Expansions. In International Meeting on Ensemble Methods in Geophysical Sciences. Toulouse, France, November 12-16, 2012.
Srinivasan, A., Iskandarani, M., Thacker, W. C., & Knio, O. M. (2012). Bayseian Inference of Wind Drag Paramters. In International Meeting on Ensemble Methods in Geophysical Sciences. Toulouse, France, November 12-16, 2012: Poster.
Thacker, W. C., Srinivasan, A., Iskandarani, M., Knio, O. M., & Le Henaff, M. (2012). Propogating Oceanographic Uncertainties using the Method of Polynomial Chaos Expansion. In Ocean Sciences Meeting 2012. Salt Lake City, UT: 02/19/12-02/24/12: Poster.