CURRENT POSITION

Investigador Adjunto, Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas, &

Profesor Adjunto, Departamento de Ciencias del Mar y de la Atmósfera, FCEN, UBA.


ACADEMIC PREPARATION

Post-doc, Oregon State University, USA, 2005-2007.

Ph.D. in Physical Oceanography, University of Paris, France, 2005.

M.A. in Oceanography, Meteorology and Climatology, University of Paris, France, 2000.

B.S. in Physics, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1999.


PUBLICATIONS:

Oreiro, F., E.E. D'Onofrio,W.H. Grismeyer, M.M. Fiore and M. Saraceno, Comparison of tide model outputs for the northern region of the Antarctic Peninsula using satellite altimeters and tide gauge data, Polar Science (2013), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.polar.2013.12.001. Oreiro_PS_2013.pdf

Kavanaugh, M.T., Hales, B., Saraceno, M., Spitz, Y.H., White, A.E., Letelier, R.M., Hierarchical and dynamic seascapes: a quantitative framework for scaling pelagic biogeochemistry and ecology, Progress in Oceanography (2013), doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pocean.2013.10.013. Kavanaugh_PO_2013.pdf

Piola, A. R., B. C. Franco, E. D. Palma, and M. Saraceno (2013), Multiple jets in the Malvinas Current, J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 118, doi:10.1002/jgrc.20170. Piola_JGR_2013.pdf

Saraceno M. and C. Provost (2012), On eddy polarity distribution in the Southwestern Atlantic, Deep Sea Research I, 69(0), 62-69, doi: 10.1016/j.dsr.2012.07.005. Saraceno_Provost_DSRI_2012.pdf

Hales, B., P. G. Strutton, M. Saraceno, R. Letelier, T. Takahashi, R. Feely, C. Sabine, and F. Chavez (2012), Satellite-based prediction of pCO2 in coastal waters of the eastern North Pacific, Progress In Oceanography, 103(0), 1-15, doi:10.1016/j.pocean.2012.03.001. Hales_2012_PO.pdf

Saraceno, M., E.E. D’Onofrio, M.E. Fiore, W.H. Grismeyer (2010), Tide model comparison over the Southwestern Atlantic Shelf, Continental Shelf Research, 30 (17), 1865-1875, doi:10.1016/j.csr.2010.08.014. Saraceno_CSR_2010.pdf

Saraceno, M. and L.A. Ruiz Etcheverry (2010), Improved Sea Surface Height over the Patagonian Continental Shelf, in Proceedings of the “Oceanobs’09: Sustained Ocean Observations and Information for Society” Conference (Vol. 2), Venice, Italy, 21-25 September 2009, Hall, J., Harrison D.E. and Stammer, D. Eds., ESA Publication WPP-306.Saraceno_oceanobs_2009.pdf

Saraceno M., C. Provost and U. Zajaczkovski  (2009), Long-term variation in the anticyclonic ocean circulation over the Zapiola Rise as observed by satellite altimetry: evidence of possible collapses, Deep Sea Research I, 56 (7), 1077-1092, doi:10.1016/j.dsr.2009.03.005. Saraceno_2009_DSR.pdf

Saraceno, M., P. T. Strub, and P. M. Kosro (2008), Estimates of sea surface height and near-surface alongshore coastal currents from combinations of altimeters and tide gauges, J. Geophys. Res., 113, C11013, doi:10.1029/2008JC004756. Saraceno2008JGR.pdf

Saraceno, M., C. Provost and M. Lebbah (2006), Biophysical Regions identification using an artificial neuronal network: a case study in the South Western Atlantic, Advances in Space Research, Advances in Space Research, Volume 37, Issue 4, Pages 793-805. saraceno_et_al2006JASR.pdf

Barre, N., C. Provost and M. Saraceno (2006), Spatial and temporal scales of the Brazil-Malvinas Confluence region documented by MODIS high resolution simultaneous SST and color images, Advances in Space Research, Volume 37, Issue 4, Pages 770-786. Barre_et_al2006JASR.pdf

Saraceno, M., C. Provost and A. R. Piola (2005), On the relationship of satellite retrieved surface temperature fronts and chlorophyll-a in the Western South Atlantic, J. Geophys. Res., 110, C11016, doi:10.1029/2004JC002736. Saraceno_et_al2005JGR.pdf

Saraceno, M., C. Provost, A. R. Piola, J. Bava, and A. Gagliardini (2004), Brazil Malvinas Frontal System as seen from 9 years of advanced very high resolution radiometer data, J. Geophys. Res., 109, C05027, doi:10.1029/2003JC002127.Saraceno_et_al2005JGR.pdf

Balestrini, C.F., A.R. Poisson, G.A. Ferreyra, M.E. Ferrario, B. Schauer, D.A. Molina, H. Sala, A.A. Bianchi, I.R. Schloss, D. Ruiz-Pino, A.R. Piola y M. Saraceno (2000), Project Argau, Preliminary data report I/B ARA Almirante Irizar, Cruise Argau Zero, Instituto Antártico Argentino, Buenos Aires, 29pp.

Pasqualini, E.E., Mesaros, M., Navarro, G. and Saraceno, M., Nanocapsules: structure and formation kinetics (1997), Fullerenes: Recent Advances in the Chemistry and Physics of Fullerenes and related Materials, vol. 4, Ruoff R. and Kadish K. eds., PV 97-14, pp. 843-854, The Electrochemical Society Proceedings Series, Pennington, NJ 843.


MEETING AND CONFERENCES PRESENTATIONS (since 2011):

1.Guerrero R.A., Fenco H., Piola A.R., Matano R., Combes V., Strub T., Chao Y., Saraceno M., Ruiz L., Palma E, The salinity signal of the shelf/deep-ocean exchange in the Southwestern Atlantic: Remote observations, 8th Aquarius/SAC-D science meeting Buenos Aires, 12 – 14 Nov. 2013.

2.A.R. Piola, D. Valla, R.A. Guerrero, H. Fenco, O.O. Möller, R.P. Matano, V. Combes, Y. Chao, E.D. Palma, L.A. Ruiz Etcheverry, P.T. Strub and M. Saraceno, The salinity signal of the shelf/deep-ocean exchange in the Southwestern Atlantic: In-situ observations, 8th Aquarius/SAC-D science meeting Buenos Aires, 12 – 14 Nov. 2013.

3.R. Matano , V. Combes, E. Palma, R. Guerrero , H. Fenco, T. Strub A. R. Piola R., Y. Chao, M. Saraceno, The salinity signal of the shelf/deep-ocean exchange in the Southwestern Atlantic: Numerical observations, 8th Aquarius/SAC-D science meeting Buenos Aires, 12 – 14 Nov. 2013.

4.Saraceno, M., Ruiz-Etcheverry, L., Piola, A., Annual Cycle in Coastal Sea Level from Gridded Satellite Altimetry and Tide Gauges, 7th Coastal Altimetry Workshop 7- 8 October 2013 Boulder, CO, EEUU.

5.Saraceno M., C. Provost, A. Piola, N. Sennéchael, A. Bianchi, D. Ruiz Pino, E. Palma, R. Guerrero, Southwestern Atlantic currents from in-situ and satellite altimetry data, OSTST 2013, 8-11 October 2013 Boulder, CO, EEUU.

6.Saraceno M., Sea surface height variability in the southeastern South American continental shelf between 27 and 40 ºS. Invited speaker. Universidad de Rio Grande (FURG), Rio Grande, RS, Brasil, 12 April 2013.

7.Etala, P., Saraceno, M., Echevarría, P., Storm surge water level data assimilation along the Argentine coast, Data Assimilation and Detection and Attribution (DADA) workshop, 15-18 October 2012, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

8.Etala, P., Saraceno, M., Echevarría, P., Towards assimilation of satellite altimetry products into a storm-surge model ensemble along the Argentine coast, 6th Coastal Altimetry Workshop, 20-21 September 2012, Riva del Garda, Italy.

9.Saraceno M., Simionato C.G., On the accuracy of satellite altimetry data over continental shelves: a case study in southeastern South America, 6th Coastal Altimetry Workshop, 20-21 September 2012, Riva del Garda, Italy.

10.Ruiz Etcheverry, L.A. and M. Saraceno, Seasonal Sea Level Anomaly Patterns Over Argentine Continental Shelf, 6th Coastal Altimetry Workshop, 20-21 September 2012, Riva del Garda, Italy.

11.Oreiro F., Fiore M., D’Onofrio E., Grismeyer W., Saraceno M., Comparison of global and regional tide models using data from satellite altimeters and tide gauges in the Northeast Sector of the Antarctic Peninsula, 20 years of Progress in Radar Altimetry symposium, September 24-29, 2012, Venice-Lido, Italy.

12.Cipollini, P., Benveniste, J, Miller, L., Picot, N., Scharroo, R, Strub, P. T. Vandemark, D., Vignudelli, S., Andersen, O.B., Birol, F., Coelho, E., Deng, X., Emery, W.J., Fenoglio-Marc, L., Gómez-Enri, J., Griffin, D., Fernandes, M. J., Han, G., Hausman, J., Ichikawa, K., Kourafalou, V., Labroue, S., Ray, R., Saraceno, M., Smith, W.H.F., Thibaut, P., Wilkin, J., Conquering the coastal zone: a new frontier for satellite altimetry, 20 years of Progress in Radar Altimetry symposium, September 24-29, 2012, Venice-Lido, Italy. Noordwijk, The Netherlands, ESA Publications Division, European Space Agency, Paper-2480403.

13.Ruiz Etcheverry, L.A. and M. Saraceno, Seasonal Sea Level Anomaly Patterns Over Argentine Continental Shelf, 20 years of Progress in Radar Altimetry symposium, September 24-29, 2012, Venice-Lido, Italy.

14.Saraceno M., Oks, D., Piola, A.R., Surface Chlorophyll-a Distribution in the Southwestern Atlantic due to Mesoscale Eddies, 20 years of Progress in Radar Altimetry symposium, September 24-29, 2012, Venice-Lido, Italy.

15.Richter, A., Saraceno, M., Mendoza, L., Perdomo, R., Hormaechea, J.L., Del Cogliano, D., Dietrich, R.,  Registros de mareógrafos, altimetría satelital y modelos de mareas en la plataforma Patagónica: Contribuciones a la unificación del datum vertical, SIRGAS 2012, 29-31 de octubre 2012 en Concepción, Chile.

16.Kavanaugh, M. T., Hales, B., Saraceno, M., Spitz, Y. H., White, A.E., Church, M.J. Satellite-Derived Biophysical Provinces: Tools for Objective Investigations of Marine Ecosystems (poster), TOS/ASLO/AGU 2012 Ocean Sciences Meeting, February 20-24, 2012, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. http://www.sgmeet.com/osm2012/viewabstract2.asp?AbstractID=12481

17.Ruiz Etcheverry, L.A., y M. Saraceno, 2011, Escalas espaciales dominantes en el Atántico sudoeste basado en imágenes de la temperatura superficial del mar, XIV Congreso Latino-Americano de Ciencias del Mar, Nov. 2011, Camboriu, Brasil.

18.Saraceno M. and C. Provost (2011), How the Zapiola Anticyclonic circulation dictates the distribution of eddies in the Southwestern Atlantic, 19-21 October, OSTST 2011, San Diego, USA.

19.Saraceno, M., Simionato, C.G., Bedessem, B., D'Onofrio, E.E., (2011) Sea Surface Height Variability in the Rio de la Plata Estuary and the Adjacent Continental Shelf, 16-18 October 2011, 5th Coastal Altimetry Workshop, San Diego, USA.

20.Saraceno M. (2011), Argo Science Meeting 12, http://www.argo.ucsd.edu/FrAST-12_agenda.html “Argo and satellite observations of the anticyclonic circulation around the Zapiola Rise in the South Atlantic”, invited speaker 15-17 March, Buenos Aires, Argentina.


CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS:

Mesoscale and larger oceanic processes, like fronts, eddies or boundary currents. Exchanges between shelf and outer waters at the shelf-break front. Interpretation and analysis of experimental data. Application of simple models to explain physical processes.


PROJECTS FUNDED:

  1. EUMETSAT/CNES (France), Southwestern Atlantic currents from in-situ and satellite altimetry data, DSP/OT/12-2118, PI: M. Saraceno, euro 233,475, 2013-2016.

  2. Agencia Nacional de Promoción Científica y Tecnológica (Argentina), Impacto de la Corriente de Malvinas sobre la plataforma y océano adyacente, Pis: E. Palma, R. Matano, M. Saraceno and A. Piola, PICT 2012-0467, $ ARG 416.000, 2013-2016.

  3. Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES, Brasil), Rede de Estudos da Corrente do Brasil na Margem Continental Sudeste-Sul – REMARSUL, PI: Ilson Carlos Almeida da Silveira, Collaborator, 2014-2018.

  4. Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq, Brasil), Internal wave systems in the tropical and western south Atlantic: from satellite views to local predictability, PI: Carlos Garcia, Pesquisador Visitante Especial – Programa Ciencia sem Fronteiras, 2014-2017.

  5. Agencia Nacional de Promoción Científica y Tecnológica (Argentina), Medición de la altura del mar y de las corrientes en la plataforma continental Argentina, PI: M. Saraceno, PICT 2009-27, $ ARG 80.000, 2011-2013.

  6. Instituto Interamericano para el estudio del Cambio Global, Export of shelf waters along the Subtropical Shelf Front: A one way ticket? IAI CRN2076 follow-up, PI: AR Piola, Collaborator, 2011-2012.

  7. Comisón Nacional de Actividades Espaciales (Argentina), South Atlantic circulation and salinity: An integrated observational and modeling investigation, PIs: Piola, A.R., E.D. Palma, M. Saraceno, u$s352,947, 2011-2014.

  8. Instituto Interamericano para el estudio del Cambio Global: SACC an International Consortium for the Study of Global and Climate Changes in the Western South Atlantic, PI: A Piola, CRN2076, u$s987.706, 2006-2011, collaborators: M. Saraceno and others.

  9. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET, Argentina),  Circulación oceánica y dinámica de frentes en la Plataforma Continental Argentina, PIs: E. Palma, A. Piola and M. Saraceno. PIP 112-200801-03072, $ ARG 180.000, 2009-2011.

  10. Universidad de Buenos Aires, Estudio y predicción de la marea en el Norte de la Península Antártica, mediante observaciones directas y de altimetría satelital integradas con un modelo numérico inverso. Proyecto UBACYT 20020100100840. Director y Co-director: Enrique E. D’Onofrio y Claudia G. Simionato, 2011-2014.

  11. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET, Argentina), Análisis de observaciones remotas e in-situ, modelado numérico de la hidrodinámica y de los flujos de sedimentos, estudios de sensibilidad y respuesta a escenarios de cambio en el estuario del Río de la Plata, PICT 2010 1831, Pi: Claudia G Simionato, 2011-2014.

  12. Ministerio de Defensa (Argentina), Integración de la modelación marina y asimilación de datos, PIDDEF 46/10, PI: Paula Etala, 2010-2012. Collaborator.

  13. Agencia Nacional de Promoción Científica y Tecnológica (Argentina), Estudio de la dinámica de los frentes oceánicos en el Atlántico Sudoeste, PI: M. Saraceno, PICT-2006-94, $ ARG 24.900, 2008-2009.

  14. Universidad de Buenos Aires, El rol de las corrientes del frente del talud Patagónico en los procesos de fertilización y biomasa fitoplanctónica, PIs: A Piola and A Bianchi; UBACYT2008 X176, $ ARG 51.105, 2008-2010, collaborator: M. Saraceno and others.

  15. European Space Agency, Can We Improve Altimetry Sea Surface Height Over the Patagonian Continental Shelf?, PI : M. Saraceno, Category-1, Project ID 6007, http://eopi.esa.int/esa/esa, 2008-2009.

  16. Cooperative Institute for Oceanographic Satellite Studies (CIOSS, USA), http://cioss.coas.oregonstate.edu Project #16: “Mesoscale Circulation from Satellites and Coastal Radars”, PI:s: P.T. Strub, M.P. Kosro and M. Saraceno, 2005 – 2007.

  17. Cooperative Institute for Oceanographic Satellite Studies (CIOSS, USA), http://cioss.coas.oregonstate.edu, Project #23: “High-Resolution Fields of Surface Height (SSH), Surface Velocity and SST”, PIs: P.T. Strub, M.P. Kosro; Post-Doctoral Researcher: M. Saraceno, 2005 – 2007.



TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

Professor, 2010- present, Faculty in Natural Sciences, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanographic Sciences, University of Buenos Aires, Courses: Introduction to Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Laboratory of Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Computer Lab.

Professor (ad-honorem), 2007, Non-profit organization for help the integration of  Spanish-origin people, Garfield School, Corvallis, Oregon, USA. Course: principles of Computer Sciences.

Teaching Assistant, 1998-1999, Faculty in Natural Sciences, Department of Physics, University of Buenos Aires, Courses: Laboratory of Physics.

Teaching Assistant, 1997-1998, Ciclo Basico Comun, Univesity of Buenos Aires, Courses: Mathematics.


ADVISES:

2003-2004: Co-advisor of the Master thesis of Nicolas Barré: “Imagerie satellitale haute résolution, simultanée couleur et température, dans la région de confluence des courants du Brésil et des Malouines”, DESS Applications des Technologies Spatiales, Strasbourg, France.

2006: Co-advisor of the Master of Science thesis of Abigail McCarthy: “Defining Habitat Preferences of Loggerhead Sea Turtles (Caretta caretta) in the North Atlantic through Analysis of Behavior and Bycatch”, Oregon State University, Corvallis, USA.

2009-2011: advisor of Laura Ruiz-Etchverry: “Sobre la utilización de los datos de altimetría satelital en la Plataforma Continental Argentina”, Tesis de Licenciatura en Oceanografía, FCEyN, Universidad de Buenos Aires. Granted by IAI (Inter-American Institute for Global Climate Change Research).

2010-2011: advisor of Ana Julia Lifschitz: “Causas e impactos de la variabilidad del frente Brasil/ Malvinas”, Tesis de Doctorado, FCEyN, Universidad de Buenos Aires. Granted by CONICET.

2011-present: advisor of Laura Ruiz-Etchverry: “Altimetría y salinidad en el ASW”, Tesis de Doctorado, FCEyN, Universidad de Buenos Aires. Granted by MINCyT, Argentina.

2013- presente: Inés Leyba, tesis de Licenciatura en Ciencias de la Atmósfera, DCAO, FCEN, UBA. En curso.

2013- presente: Camila Artana, becaria CIN, tesis de licenciatura en Ciencias de la Atmósfera, DCAO, FCEN, UBA. En curso.

2013: Juan Gossn y Stephanie Muller, Interacción entre vórtices de mesoescala y topografía marina en un sistema rotante, Laboratorio 6 y 7 de la licenciatura en Fisica, FCEN, UBA. Director: P. Cobelli, co-director: M. Saraceno.


REVIEWS:

I have reviewed articles for the following journals: Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, Continental Shelf Research, Journal of Physical Oceanography, Geophysical Research Letters, Deep sea Research I, etc.


SPECIAL COURSES

CKO International Summer School on Physical Oceanography, September 21 – October 1, 2003, Les Diablerets, Switzerland. Organized by Netherlands Centre for Climate Research (CKO).

Initiation aux méthodes de Monte-Carlo et Dynamique Moleculaire (summer school), July 2-5 2001, Versailles, France, organized by Université de Versailles-Saint Quentin en Yvelines.

First Latin American School in Ocean and Climate Modelling (summer school), October 16 – 27, 2000, Dichato, Chile, organized by Universidad de Concepción.


RESEARCH SKILLS:

- Matlab, statistical analysis, image processing, time series analysis.

- Knowledge of C and Fortran program languages.


LANGUAGES:

- Fluent in Spanish, French, Italian and English.


FIELD EXPERIENCE:

2000: R/V “Almirante Irizar” (Argentina): ARGAU project, leg 3, cruise from the Antarctic peninsula to Buenos Aires.

2002: R/V “Puerto Deseado” (Argentina): French-Argentinean cooperation for the deployment of current meters in the Brazil-Malvinas Confluence region.

2009: R/V Polarstern, ANT XXV/4: recovering of current meters and CTD stations along the Drake Passage, http://drake-ipy.ipsl.jussieu.fr.

2013: BO Puerto Deseado (Argentina): CAV 3 2012/2013: mooring of a bottom pressure recorder in the San Matías Gulf.


OTHERS:

Jury member in the following thesis:

  1. PhD Thesis in Oceanography, University of Buenos Aires, “Estimaciones satelitales de clorofila y los frentes oceánicos en el Atlántico Sudoccidental” by Silvia I. Romero, March 2008.

  2. PhD Thesis in Oceanography, University of Buenos Aires, “Estudios de la circulación forzada por el viento en el estuario del Río de la Plata y sus implicancias en la estratificación: resultados del análisis de datos y simulaciones numéricas” by Virna L. Meccia, March 2008.

  3. B.S. Thesis in Oceanography, University of Buenos Aires, “Estimación de los flujos mar-atmósfera de CO2 y la variabilidad de la clorofila en el Mar Argentino” by Moira Luz Clara Tejedor, April 2008.

  4. B.S. Thesis in Oceanography, University of Buenos Aires, “Indicadores del estado del ambiente marino patagónico en areas frontales” by Magdalena Carranza, September 2009.

  5. B.S. Thesis in Oceanography, University of Buenos Aires, “Clasificación de masas de agua a partir de sus propiedades ópticas”, by Ramiro Ferrari, August 2010. Master Thesis in Environmental Sciences, Evaluacion del potencial energético de las olas en la plataforma continental de Tierra del Fuego, by Ana Julia Lifschitz, Advisor: W. Dragani, Argentina, 28 September 2010.

  6. Jurado de concurso: ayudante de segunda, DCAO, FCEyN, UBA, 2009 y 2011.

  7. PhD Thesis in Physics, University of Buenos Aires, “El decaimiento libre de flujos turbulentos rotantes”, by Tomás Teitelbaum, Advisor: P. Mininni, 6 of November 2012.

  8. Master Sc. Thesis, Universidad de Rio Grande, FURG, RS, Brasil, Demografia de vórtices oceânicos em três sistemas associados a correntes de contorno oeste do Hemisfério Sul, by Gabriela Semolini Pilo, Advisor: M. Mata, 12 of April 2013.

  9. Master Sc. Thesis, Universidad de Rio Grande, FURG, RS, Brasil, Anomalias na concentração de clorofila superficial induzidas por vórtices de mesoescala no giro subtropical do atlântico sul, by Ingrid Milena Angel Benavides, 10 of May 2013.

  10. PhD Thesis, Université Pierre et Marice Curie, Paris 6, Le Courant Circumpolaire Antarctique dans le passage de Drake: Circulation et flux de chaleur, Advisor: C. Provost, 17 December 2013.


DISTINCTIONS:

2005 Editor’s choice Biogeosciences (AGU): “On the relationship of satellite retrieved surface temperature fronts and chlorophyll-a in the Western South Atlantic” by Saraceno et al. (see above), http://www.agu.org/pubs/back/bg/2005/




Saraceno Martin

Centro de Investigaciones del Mar y la Atmósfera (CIMA/CONICET-UBA)

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Update: February 2014